2.26.2015

No Entrance No Exit

Here are a few spreads from my newest publication No Entrance No Exit. The project consists of two photo books (one color, one black & white) packaged together with an eight-page explanatory zine that contains all the image titles, credits, etc. The color book is No Entrance (36 pages) and the black & white book is No Exit (40 pages). 

First Edition 
100 signed, numbered copies

If you would like to grab a copy, you can PalPal $25 to louismschmidt at gmail. This price includes domestic shipping. For international shipments, email me first and we'll work out the appropriate shipping rate! Thanks!

These are my original photographs, I own the copyrights. Please do not repost or use in any way whatsoever without my permission. 




























2.19.2015

NO ENTRANCE NO EXIT RELEASE EVENTS!

NO ENTRANCE NO EXIT RELEASES THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21!

EVENT #1: 
WE'LL RIDE THE TRAIN ROUNDTRIP BETWEEN OCEANSIDE AND SAN DIEGO AND CHECK OUT THE BOOK! THIS WILL BE A SUPER CASUAL WAY TO HANG OUT AND CHAT ABOUT THE PROJECT. 

MEET ON THE PLATFORM OF THE OCEANSIDE TRANSIT CENTER AT 1:45PM AND RIDE THE TRAIN FROM 2-5:30PM. 


EVENT #2:
WE'LL HAVE AN "OFFICIAL" RELEASE PARTY AT THE MISSION AVE BAR & GRILL IN OCEANSIDE, CA FROM 6-8PM!


2.10.2015

No Entrance No Exit release party! February 21, 2015!

I'll be posting some more promo for this in a few days, but for now, mark your calendars! 

I'm releasing my latest project No Entrance No Exit, a book of photos I shot between Oceanside and San Diego, on February 21, 2015! We'll be riding the train for a couple of hours as a release party for the project, then having some drinks and such afterwards in Oceanside!

Check the below details, stay tuned for more info, and please join us!

Made possible by generous support from the Oceanside Museum of Art and the James Irvine Foundation- I'm super excited about this book!




CONS PROJECT ZINE WORKSHOPS!

I'm super happy to get to help my good buddy Andrew Martin Scott (great artist, co-owner of Needles & Pens, owner of And Pens Press) out on these zine workshops put on by Converse! You can sign up for free, win free shoes, make free zines and hang out with free people! Get in there! 



1.26.2015

Interview on the Hammer Museum's blog! Woot woot!

My good pal and self-publishing colleague Darin Klein selected me as one of his favorite exhibitors at the LA Art Book Fair, then interviewed me for the Hammer Museum's blog! I'm flattered, and honored!

Check it out here:

http://hammer.ucla.edu/blog/2015/01/close-to-home-spotlight-on-local-artists-at-printed-matters-la-art-book-fair-2015-louis-m-schmidt/






1.21.2015

2015 LA ART BOOK FAIR!!!


COME FIND ME- I'LL HAVE THE BEST BOOTH IN THE FAIR, AGAIN! 
(DUH!!)

FUCK OUR LIVES (VOLUME TWO) RELEASING IN ONE WEEK!


FUCK OUR LIVES, VOLUME TWO!! 

I'm super excited for the 2015 LA Art Book Fair, because I get to release Fuck Our Lives Volume Two! 

36 glorious black and white pages. Sometimes depressing, sometimes hilarious (and always fucked up) social satire about modern life in America (and maybe elsewhere?). 

Printed in an edition of 100. And like last year, I will have limited quantities of signed, numbered and hand-embellished mini-posters (11" x 17" xerox copies on card stock) of each of the pages in the book. $10 will get you a mini-poster, a copy of the zine, AND a button and skull sticker. HOLY SHIT!

LIMITED QUANTITIES ON EVERYTHING- GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN. 
(Seriously. I'm not foolin'.)



I'll also have mountains of awesome new buttons, skull stickers, and some older zine inventory- including "Skulls"- the all-skull drawing zine I released at the Tokyo Art Book Fair a few months ago!

I'M BRINGING SOME ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, TOO. 
$100 is all you need to take one home.

Come to MOCA Geffen the weekend of January 30, 31 and Feb 1 and join in the festivities!


11.25.2014

Darren Wilson, Demon

"….it looks like a demon..."

These words have haunted me all day. Darren Wilson said this about Michael Brown… I have an incredibly hard time with these words, as I do with many of the details of Wilson's testimony before the grand jury.

IT. DEMON.

His statement got me to thinking about the real "demons"... the many dark forces that have influenced humanity since… well, since the dawn of recorded human history.

Anyways… I spent the better part of the day working on this digital drawing, maybe for a poster or something. I don't know… I just wanted to make a small contribution, to express my solidarity with the many protests both online and in the physical world today.


How do hope and sincerity even survive? How do we hope anything will ever really change- truly, profoundly? RIP Michael Brown. Hopefully we'll find justice for you, and so many others, someday. Hopefully the day to day lives of people will significantly improve someday. Hopefully.


11.23.2014

Under the freeway in SF

A few photos I shot under the freeway in SF recently… 





11.18.2014

Upcoming publication projects!

I'm working on a bunch of new photo and drawing zines, including the (digitally drawn) second volume of Fuck Our Lives- it will be available at the 2015 LA Art Book Fair. I'm also getting into a very special "adult" edition of Fuck Our Lives in collaboration with Shelby Sells, which will illustrate true sex stories and mishaps. Trust me- it's raunchy and hilarious!

I've got a number of photo/zine projects cooking- a forthcoming (color) volume of Persons Unknown (see below). I'm still working on the giant book of photos from Rome… and I have a grant/residency project I'm about to begin in Oceanside, CA which will culminate in the publication of a photo book. 

There's a bunch of other stuff, but for now...

Here's a page from Fuck Our Lives, Volume Two:




And here's a page spread from Persons Unknown, Volume Two (Fifth and Flower):



10.20.2014

DUCKS!

Duck Study #12, Acrylic and Graphite on paper, 11 x 14 inches, 2014. 


I'm psyched to be part of RTC's group show DUCKS! The list of participating artists includes a ridiculous number of my favorite people working today- it's a real honor to be included! Thanks, RTC! 

'DUCKS' at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery
curated by Ryan Travis Christian

October 24 – November 29
opens October 24th 7-10pm
John Phillip Abbott, Daniel Albrigo, Scott Anderson, Brian Belott, Marissa Bero, Michelle Blade, Morgan Blair, Eric Carlson, Jacob Ciocci, Brian Cooper, Matthew Craven, Ryan De La Hoz, Bill Donovan, Lauren Ivy Dudko, Austin Eddy, Cassie Edwards, Madeleine Ehrhardt, William Emmert, Ron Ewert, Amir H. Fallah, Andreas Fischer, Travis Fish, Ted Gahl, Richard Galling, Ethan Gill, Magalie Guerin, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Joseph Hart, Cody Hudson, Huskmitnavn, Matt Irie, David Jien, Kiel Johnson, Stacie Johnson, Ben Jones, Kara Joslyn, Michael Krueger, Alex Kvares, Jessica Labatte, Jeff Ladouceur, Eric Lebofsky, Austin Lee, David Leggett, Sofia Leiby, Matt Leines, Dave Lloyd, Matt Lock, Tom Long, Morgan Manduley, Keegan McHargue, Taylor Mckimens, Bill McRight, Easton Miller, Mark Mulroney, Marcie Oakes, Jonah Olsen, Robyn O’Neil, Hilary Pecis, Joyce Pensato, Cleon Peterson, Josh Reames, Carmen Price, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Scott Reeder, Tyson Reeder, Amber Renaye, Christian Rex van Minnen, John Riepenhoff, Steve Ruiz, Louis Schmidt, Allison Schulnik, Adam Scott, Eric Shaw, Casey Jex Smith, TL Solien, Edra Soto, Ben Stone, Devin Troy Strother, Marissa Textor, Jeremy Tinder, Talia Shulze, James Ulmer, Sarah Weber, Nick Wilkinson, Sara Willadsen, Bud Wizzo, Scott Wolniak, Eric Yahnker
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery
67 West Street #320
Brooklyn, NY 11222
greenpointterminalgallery.com

Selvage!


Selvage
Opens October 23, 2014 (6-8pm)
Tennessee State University's Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery

I'm delighted to have three large drawings in this Nashville, TN group show curated by Jodi Hays and Laura Hutson! 

The included works were made while I was at Watershed Residency, in Watertown, TN., and were part of my solo show Cy Twombly Death's Head, back in January at Park Life in San Francisco. Scroll down on this blog and you can see all the images from that show.

If you're in Nashville, or passing through, stop in and check them out! (and send me a photo!) 

:) 

you can find directions to the gallery here:





9.02.2014

heading off to Japan

I'll be heading off to Tokyo, Japan next week for the upcoming 2014 Tokyo Art Book Fair! Stay tuned to my Instagram feed (user name: bridgethevoid) for ongoing coverage of Tokyo art, books, architecture, culture, skateboarding and fun!




8.14.2014

From Beginning to End: Ben Medansky and Louis M Schmidt at Needles & Pens in SF!

Have a look at the install (and some detail) shots of Ben Medansky and I's show From Beginning to End at Needles & Pens in San Francisco, CA! The show opened this past weekend, on August 9, and will be up through the end of September! After a year and a half of thinking about, I'm thrilled at the way it turned out- If you happen to be in the beautiful city of San Francisco, please stop by and have a look! 

Needles & Pens is one of my favorite centers of art and arts publishing, and an eleven-year deep resource for San Francisco's many residents and visitors. The shop has made a huge impact on my life and my art practice, and it's a tremendous honor to have a show of my work upon their walls. I'm just sayin' so you know how I feel about it. Get in there and show some them love! 


Install view


Crimes Against Humanity, Graphite and acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches, 2014


Install view


Heads, Headstones, Arches #2, Graphite on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2014


Install view


Heads, Headstones, Arches #1, Graphite on paper, 7.5 x 9.5 inches (approx), 2014


Install view


The Dream of Another History, Graphite and acrylic on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2014


Install view


Reclining Nude, Graphite on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2014


Install view


The Omniscient Circle, Graphite on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2014



Meaningless (Probably) Fragment of History, Graphite and acrylic on paper, 15 x 11 inches, 2014


Install view


Stand Your Ground, Graphite and acrylic on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2015


Install view


Build the Unit. Repeat., Graphite on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2014


Install view


Install view


Classical Architecture, Graphite on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2014


The Architecture of the Infinite, Graphite on paper, 15 x 11 inches, 2014


Vase with Arches, Graphite and acrylic on paper, 4.5 x 6.5 inches, 2014


Install view



These last three pieces are part of the series, but not in the show. I thought I'd include them here just for kicks. 


Untitled, Graphite and acrylic on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2014


Untitled, Graphite and acrylic on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2014


Untitled, Graphite and acrylic on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2014



If you're interested in any of the work, please contact Needles & Pens (needlesandpens@hotmail.com) directly. If you have any trouble, shoot me an email at louismschmidt (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll be happy to help out.


3253 16th St
SF, CA 94103
619.255.1534
needlesandpens@hotmail.com