Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sayward Schoonmaker, Reception 4/27

Sayward Schoonmaker
See you soon, or not. One of those.

Reception: Sat, April 27, 6pm - 9pm
Reading: 7:30pm
April 27 - May 25, 2013
Hours by appointment

Lease Agreement
3718 Ellerslie Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Sayward Schoonmaker’s solo exhibition See you soon, or not. One of those. plunders known platitudes for their undervalued emotional knowledges, both painful and complex. Her work identifies the artifice in love and longing of socially constructed clichés in order to strike with pluck at the middle ground between irony and earnestness. Through sound, printed text, video, and drawing, Schoonmaker utilizes established poetic devices, where words are fickle and fluid, to offer a queerer place from which to contemplate tender emotions.

The reception for See you soon, or not. One of those. will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Lease Agreement, 3718 Ellerslie Ave, Baltimore, Maryland. Schoonmaker will give a reading during the opening that will begin at 7:30pm. The exhibition runs from April 27 to May 25. Gallery hours are by appointment and can be requested by contacting Lease Agreement at

Sayward Schoonmaker, a medium contrarian, comes from Plainfield, New York. She is currently working on a book-length project about architecture, love, and ownership. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies. Her work has been exhibited in Illinois, New York, Kentucky, and Vermont, and her poetry has appeared in Elimae, The Common, and Bailiwik.

More of Schoonmaker's work can be seen at her website: