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aurel.jpgPAPER favorite Aurel Schmidt has been hanging in the Springs (where Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasnerpainted their abstract masterpieces) and her show "Summer Bummer,"presented by The Fireplace Project, opens this weekend in Easthampton. 27-year-old Canadian Schmidt, who was in the 2010 Whitney Biennial,is known for using street debris imagery like cigarette butts and beercans in her often erotic, yet disturbingly beautiful, intricately drawnpieces. Her recent work is a bit more ethereal and peaceful - perhapsall that Hamptons sunshine brightened up Schmidt a little? There arebutterflies, but don't be fooled -- they are titled "crap butterflies."Schmidt's solo show is up until September 6th.