This is the final weekend to see a lovely, delicately conceived show of Built Drawings by George Schmidt, a native Cincinnatian now living in Brooklyn, at the Art Academy of Cincinnati's Pearlman Gallery. The show consists of 26 sculptures, drawings, oil paintings and prints that together present an environment of imagined architecture that is elegant, playful, precise, organic and dreamlike. The long blue "Meeting House," placed atop a tripod-like pedestal, could serve as a covered bridge from the world of the real to a more illusory one. Schmidt especially shows the influence of sculptor Martin Puryear, who uses similar materials and has a shared interest in forms that are perched between the abstract and the figural. The show closes Sunday at the Academy.
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