No Fish is an exhibition and artist’s book (Galerie 5b, 2019) by Berlin-based American artist Sarah Schneider, whose work draws from her experiences traveling between Switzerland, Italy, and Greece in the summer of 2016. Using an amalgam of found images to structure her painting, Schneider layers these references in a composite of history and personal … Read more
As a compilation, No Fish pieces together a narrative of familiar places that can never be returned to. Like memories, her paintings are suspended in time; lonely and longing, they gather the detritus of other thoughts such that they become distant from reality. Through her work Schneider acknowledges the eventual decay of things, both material and immaterial, ultimately asking, “Does anything last forever? Ancient sculptures, mountains, memories, love?”, presenting these questions as melancholic dreamscapes and wistful fantasies, each marked with a poignant absence of human activity.
Previous exhibitions include: ‘Autre Je’, Galerie Treize-Dix, Paris FR; ‘Unlisted’, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia PA; ‘Laugh in the Dark’, Current Space, Baltimore MD. Schneider is the author of Things, Which I Now See Darkly (Endless Editions, 2016) and Waning (Blotter Books, 2014).