Talk: Tuesday, February 5 at 7pm
Hamiltonian welcomes Rachel Schmidt and percussionist Kevin O’Meara (aka om.era.kev) for an artist talk about their collaboration in the exhibition “Cairn Sounds”, currently on view through February 16. The talk will conclude with a live musical performance. For press information on the exhibition, click here.
Rachel Schmidt (b. 1981, Topeka, Kansas) uses time-based media and installation to explore urbanization and its impact on ecosystems, future landscapes, and the role that myth plays in our understanding of the environment. Schmidt earned an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (2007) before moving to Warsaw, Poland for a year of artistic research. Schmidt has been an artist-in-residence at the Arlington Arts Center, Taipei Artist Village, Sabhal Mor Ostaig in Scotland, Vermont Studio Center, and the Taller Portobelo Norte in Panama. She has received grants and commissions from the Halcyon House, Foggy Bottom Sculpture Biennial, Mount Vernon Triangle BID, Arlington County Public Arts, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She has exhibited throughout the US and Internationally, and has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, The Washington Post, and numerous other print and online publications. She lives and works in Washington, DC.
Om.era.kev is a musician and artist currently existing in Baltimore, Maryland. As a drummer, he has performed all over the world; his most visible work has been with the Dan Deacon Ensemble, appearing both in the live setting and on the recordings “Bromst” and “America.” Kevin has spent much time as an active member of the music and artistic communities of Washington DC and Baltimore, but has also resided in West Virginia, Hawaii, and Maine.
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