The Smith Studio and Gallery, in Geneseo, is sponsoring a wonderful winter art exhibition titled “Skateboard Angles and Curious Beings”.  These are found object assemblages made by Jerri Reimann of Downers Grove, Illinois. 

Jerri enjoys visiting estate sales to find things that few other people want. She has collected old kitchen and household implements, especially those with multiple holes or perforations.  She looks for items such as graters, strainers and tea infusers.  Ms. Reimann collects beat-up old skateboards and removes the wheels and grip tape.  One day Jerri began to play with the graters and strainers, and she grabbed one of the reclaimed skateboard decks as a platform. The shape of the skateboard seemed to point to a human-type figure. Soon she was creating primitive, faintly Pre-Columbian, figures with halos and wings and the “Skateboard Angels” series was born.

At estate sales Jerri Reimann also finds incomplete board games with interesting tiles and game pieces. Several assemblages in this special exhibition are constructed from these incomplete games and toys.  Using children’s old building blocks Jerri’s creative efforts developed into a series called “Curious Beings”.  These sculptures are built with distinct personalities.  Jerri delights in giving new life to objects that might otherwise be discarded and buried in a landfill.  It reminds her that few things (or people) are beyond redemption.


Hours at the Smith Studio and Gallery are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00-5:00, Closed on Sunday and Monday.




Smith Studio and Gallery • 124 S. State Street • Geneseo, Illinois
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