Buster Levi Gallery is pleased to present sculptures by Jane Schneider at 121 Main Street in Cold Spring, New York. The exhibition will run from September 7, 2018 through September 30, 2018.  The opening for the show will be on Friday September 7, 2018 from 6-8:30 pm.

Jane Schneider’s sculptures were derived from “fallen, gnarled and tangled” wood found in the near her home in Garrison NY. Most are comprised of the sections of trees as she found them that were then transformed and arranged into both free standing and wall sculptures. Though she used ‘found’ wood, she didn’t just accept them as they were, though she had a strong feeling for the color and grain that existed in the pieces she worked with. Some are carved into, others stripped of their bark and others are combined with other branches or sections of trees to construct the work.

Schneider’s work is largely linear, the result of often using branches and thinner pieces of wood.  Some of the sculptures twist and turn slowly around while others seem to grow out of the ground. There are definite figurative references and parts of the body such as hands. Most of the sculptures travel in slow curves with only a few containing sharp angles. Even in a work that is clearly referencing a ladder curves as it ascends. Her works may be a single form/gesture or a combination of separate forms that may be placed near each other or more often tangle around each other to create complex compositions. This is work born out of nature, studied and rearranged to teach the viewer about relationships that exist in the natural world that are easily overlooked and missed.

The work in the show is from the collection of Andrew E. Kepler and Carlos A. Picon. Jane Schneider exhibited at the June Kelly gallery in New York City and her work is in both public and private collections.


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