Reconstructing old books

“Slowpoke’’ (painted silk on vintage book paper collage), by Conny Goelz Schmitt, in her show “Neverending Stories’’ at Kingston Gallery, Boston, through June 30. The gallery explains: “Her geometric collage work channels stories from the vintage books she uses to create her work. The collages, assemblages and sculptures play with deconstruction, reconstruction, and changing dimensionality – often in one piece. Interactive sculptures offer different viewpoints of stories. Small work on vintage book boards invites the viewer to make up their own story and wall objects seemingly tell stories on another level. The work leads to new interpretations of past and present and opens up the viewer’s outlook to the future.’’

“Slowpoke’’ (painted silk on vintage book paper collage), by Conny Goelz Schmitt, in her show “Neverending Stories’’ at Kingston Gallery, Boston, through June 30. The gallery explains: “Her geometric collage work channels stories from the vintage books she uses to create her work. The collages, assemblages and sculptures play with deconstruction, reconstruction, and changing dimensionality – often in one piece. Interactive sculptures offer different viewpoints of stories. Small work on vintage book boards invites the viewer to make up their own story and wall objects seemingly tell stories on another level. The work leads to new interpretations of past and present and opens up the viewer’s outlook to the future.’’

Her geometric collage work channels stories from the vintage books she uses to create her work. The collages, assemblages and sculptures play with deconstruction, reconstruction, and changing dimensionality – often in one piece. Interactive sculptures offer different viewpoints of stories. Small work on vintage book boards invites the viewer to make up their own story and wall objects seemingly tell stories on another level. The work leads to new interpretations of past and present and opens up the viewer’s outlook to the future.


Conny Goelz Schmitt, Slowpoke, 2018, painted silk on vintage book paper collage, 47" x 20" x 2"