UrbanGlass 2009 MFA Exhibition winner David Schnuckel presents Parenthetical Admission (Things Eventually Recognized After the Fact…).
Parenthetical Admission (Things Eventually Recognized After the Fact…) is an exhibition of work that is inspired by the essence of human fallibility, thriving on personal limitation, and pursuing a sense of glory within the inglorious qualities of an individuals faults and failures. The work is a reevaluation of personal mishap and misjudgment with the intention to resurrect its previous uselessness into components of renewed vitality and purpose.
David Schnuckel reflects and reconsiders the significance of things previously overlooked and dismissed as meaningless. As a result, his work is a conscious effort to piece together seemingly defected fragments in order to compose a beautifully callused and genuine whole.
The content of Schnuckel’s work is often based around the human response to personal conflict. He explores the ironic beauty within struggle, humility, and failure, and how these factors allow us to continually redefine ourselves and, therefore, serve as highly transformative opportunities.
David Schnuckel, originally from the western shores of Michigan, has earned his undergraduate degree at Anderson University in 2003. In 2008 he had completed his graduate studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts. His work has been shown in many noteworthy exhibitions nationally and overseas, including the competitive and decennially occurring “Young Glass 2007” exhibition held in Denmark, as well as the selective “UrbanGlass MFA Competition Exhibition” during the winter of 2009.
David has been the recipient of many awards and opportunities, the most recent in being granted a Fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America during the summer of 2009. Within the last year he has had the privilege of lecturing and providing demonstration for students stateside, as well as Japan, South Korea and Ireland as a Visiting Artist.