“‘No More Night’ emerged from my interest in the preservation of starlight. In addition to poor aesthetics, excessive energy use, and the disruption of ecosystems, studies have shown light pollution to have an adverse effect on our health and psychology. Like ‘No More Night’, much of my studio practice is an exploration of man’s intimate relationship and dependency on nature. I express these observations through sewn soft sculpture and installation. Yet, rather than create work that is pessimistic and disparaging, I highlight man’s intimate relationship and dependency through pieces that are whimsical, humorous, and engaging. ‘No More Night’ in particular, is a tongue and cheek illustration of an artificial light canopy in place of the stars.”
Title: “No More Night” Medium: Fabric, fiberfill, embroidery, and cord Dimensions: Variable Year: 2015 Value: $1500
Schnellbacher received her BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN and a MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She exhibits regularly in both group and solo shows; recent venues include: The Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA), The Sculpture Gym (Philadelphia, PA), The Haas Gallery (Bloomsburg, PA), The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (New York, NY), The Art Factory (Paterson, NJ), and Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA). She is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Walter and Helen Mowrey Scholarship, the Louise E. Fulton Indianapolis Museum of Art Portfolio Scholarship, was nominated for the Mildred Darby Menz Award, and was a Finalist in the Fleisher Art Memorial 36th Wind Challenge. Schnellbacher currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Website: www.emilyschnellbacher.com
InLiquid curates rotating exhibitions in the window space and vestibule of Old City Publishing throughout the year. These storefront exhibitions are viewable 24/7 from the outside.