Collection Artwork
Five metal, silver, mountainous sculptures sit on a dark floor.
Five metal, silver, mountainous sculptures sit on a dark floor.
Five metal, silver, mountainous sculptures sit on a dark floor.
Five metal, silver, mountainous sculptures sit on a dark floor.
Katy Schimert (born Grand Island, New York, 1963)
Armored Landscapes
1994
sheet metal
part A size: 17 1/2 x 40 1/4 x 34 5/8 in.
part B size: 19 x 37 7/8 x 27 1/8 in.
part C size: 20 3/8 x 46 5/8 x 37 7/8 in.
part D size: 17 3/4 x 39 5/8 x 32 1/8 in.
part E size: 21 5/8 x 53 3/4 x 44 3/8 in.
in.
Purchased with funds in honor of Morgan Leger Rosenberg, Class of 2009
2008.13.5a-e

Object Label

Katy Schimert creates work in a wide range of media, including drawing, sculpture, and video that resemble dream-like, otherworldly, and cosmic landscapes. Interested in the interplay between the concrete and the conceptual, Schimert merges natural forms found in the landscape with elemental, abstract shapes that imbue her work with a mythic or archetypal resonance.

From the exhibition: One Work (January 25 – June 1, 2014)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.

Tang Collective Catalog


In Armored Landscapes, the clustered sculptures first appear both inviting and distant. Once drawn in, a passerby can see how the pieces protect and reflect the space and the viewer, creating a particular moment with each gaze. These liminal, mountainous sculptures appear to be part of two worlds, the natural and the human-made, again illustrating the way they interact with their environment. Schimert asks us to question the space and the role of the art-viewer as well as the environment we create, and have created, around us.
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Pattern by Emma Fritschel ’19
Inspired by the exhibition Twice Drawn
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.