PAPER favorite Aurel Schmidt has been hanging in the Springs (where Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner painted 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 beer cans in her often erotic, yet disturbingly beautiful, intricately drawn pieces. Her recent work is a bit more ethereal and peaceful - perhaps all that Hamptons sunshine brightened up Schmidt a little? There are butterflies, but don't be fooled -- they are titled "crap butterflies." Schmidt's solo show is up until September 6th.
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