Road Trip at HEDGE Gallery

HEDGE Gallery is proud to present Dott von Schneider’s solo exhibition titled Road Trip, opening Friday, September 21, 5:00–9:00pm.

Dott Van Schneider, Head Gasket, motor oil on HVAC schematic

Dott and I met in 2010, while she was living and working in Las Vegas. I’ll never forget my first conversation with her because it was as if we had known each other for years—long-lost friends, so to speak. We discussed her past art exhibits in Cleveland and her current explorations out west, and I believe it was on that phone conversation that I decided I not only wanted to meet this dynamic woman in person, but also explore showing her art work. This September will mark Dott’s third exhibition at the Gallery.

Schneider’s current body of work, including printmaking, painting and drawing, explores her love of travel while also processing memories of her relationship with her father, who had a great impact on her life and choice to be an artist.

She recalls road trips throughout Ohio with her family that led to her desire to travel cross-country, which she has been doing since 1995—logging approximately 22,000 miles (and counting). She collects soil, rocks, bones, and other natural materials on her journeys, and these objects find their way into many of her multimedia art works, imbedding memories of place and time.

Recent motor-oil-based monoprints created with the head gasket of her father’s Aston Martin reference his love of tinkering in a garage, putting together a beautiful vehicle where freedom from work life was found. These are printed on architectural blue prints from some of the many buildings where her father worked in downtown Cleveland, creating a parallel between vocation and avocation.

Dott von Schneider’s solo exhibition will take us on an intimate Road Trip, highlighting her own recent experiences dealing with health scares and losing a parent, as well as those of her travels from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Ocean.




HEDGE Gallery

1300 West 78th Street, Suite 200

Cleveland, Ohio 44102

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