Schneider Bedspread & Pillow
“I’ve always wanted to do a blanket, and I really like the idea that you can wrap yourself up in this particular piece. Pipes Canyon at nighttime is something special. The temperature drops from hot to cold, and the scenery is so beautiful, quiet and peaceful. It makes you sleep well. To have this nocturnal image as a bedspread just feels right. Everything is so well connected.” – Ryan Schneider
There is something calming and fitting about snuggling up in Schneider’s serene Californian night image. The motif is strangely hypnotic and supernaturally peaceful. A half-moon shines from behind bare treetops. Owls, sluggish and curious at the same time, peek out from their perches on twisted branches, while a dark backdrop – not quite black, but a deep, infinite dark blue – makes trees and owls pop out with fluorescent colors in a magical and mythical scene.
Schneider was born in 1980 in Indianapolis, Indiana and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Recent solo shows include ‘No Filter Eden’ at the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018 and ‘Mojave Masks’ at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon in 2017.