Black Night Ship, Arthur Schaller
For this week only, the Chaplin Hall Gallery features a preview of Arthur Schaller's Ships and Shadows, a series of 16 collages begun during Vermont Artists Week at the Vermont Studio Center in May 2012 and completed in December 2012. Schaller assembles the collages from surfaces cut or torn from printed material, using no drawing, painting, or digital manipulation.
Gift Ship, Arthur Schaller
Schaller is an architect/artist living in Northfield, Vermont where he is a faculty member in the School of Architecture and Art at Norwich University. He has been obsessively exploring collage environments assembled from surfaces found in printed material for twenty years.
Gold Ship Floral Object, Arthur Schaller
Much of Schaller's work is in a series format. In each series, a guiding theme or concept is explored and exhausted (though it may mutate or return at a later date), thus making room for a new influence. He has completed 14 Series consisting of over 250 individual works. All strive for a balance between abstract formal two-dimensional composition and speculative spatial realism.
Gold Ship Red Object, Arthur Schaller
Lyrical, haunting, humorous--Schaller leaves it to viewers to decipher the meaning of his carefully crafted ships and their shadows. He would welcome your insights at email@example.com