gar Galveston Artist Residency

TUNDRA by Dan Schmahl in the GAR Project Space

TUNDRA by Dan Schmahl in the GAR Project Space

January 18th, 2014 - April 5th, 2014

The series TUNDRA represents itself in a variety of forms; a book, prints, 3D modeled sculptures, and video. Together these connected, yet separate, vignettes attempt to paint the beach as a landscape where the illusive sublime is accessible and present. Since the project was inspired by Galveston, TX and its surrounding areas, but was created in landlocked Tallahassee, FL, a naïve understanding of 3D modeling was used as a tool to construct scenes and sculptures that would prod at the ideas and influences surrounding the project. Together the elements of the project and their inspirations are meant to submerge the viewer chest deep in the Gulf of Mexico, a landscape that highlights the Self, just as much as the sky, waves, jetties, and sand beneath your feet.

Dan Schmahl (b. 1986) is a photographer and printmaker working and living in Tallahassee, FL. He received his BFA from Florida State University where he is currently employed and manages their Digital Media and Photography labs. He also runs Super Hit Press, which produces editions of Risograph printed artist books and zines.

To view more images from TUNDRA, please go here.

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