Andrew Schoultz: New Work, Sept. 5 - Oct. 12

Andrew Schoultz: New Work, Sept. 5 - Oct. 12

Andrew Schoultz: New Work, Sept. 5 - Oct. 12

Andrew Schoultz: New Work, Sept. 5 - Oct. 12

Andrew Schoultz: New Work, Sept. 5 - Oct. 12

Andrew Schoultz: New Work, Sept. 5 - Oct. 12

Andrew Schoultz, Engulfed Ship (Black Flags) (2013)
Acrylic And Collage On Canvas Over Panel
36h x 48w in (91.44h x 121.92w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Floating Ship In A Storm (2013)
Acrylic, Collage, And Currency On Canvas
48h x 48w in (121.92h x 121.92w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, All Seeing Ship (Changing Lands Plaza) (2013)
Acrylic And Collage On Wooden Panel
40h x 52w in (101.6h x 132.08w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Hand of Doom (2013)
Acrylic And Collage On Linen Stretched Over Panel
30h x 24w in (76.2h x 60.96w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Repetition Repetition (spinning water) (2013)
Acrylic, Collage And Gouache On Linen
77h x 84w in (195.58h x 213.36w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Four Bowing Men (Tree) (2013)
Acrylic And Collage On Canvas Stretched Over Panel
30h x 20w in (76.2h x 50.8w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Para Trooping Skull Ship (2013)
Acrylic, Collage, String, and approximately $7000 shredded US currency, on Canvas stretched over Panel
72h x 48w in (182.88h x 121.92w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Tornado (Up In The Air) (2013)
Acrylic, Collage, Graphite, And String On Wooden Panel
72h x 48w in (182.88h x 121.92w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Double Mast Ship (2013)
Acrylic And Collage On Wood Panel
48h x 48w in (121.92h x 121.92w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Exploding Eye (Gold Drip) (2013)
Acrylic, Collage, And Gold Leaf On Canvas Stretched Over Panel
48h x 48w in (121.92h x 121.92w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Meditation under Stress (2013)
Acrylic, Collage, Gold Leaf, and approximately $5000 Shredded Currency On Dyed American Flag Stretched Over Panel
30h x 52w in (76.2h x 132.08w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Shamans Under Tree (2013)
Acrylic, Collage, And Gold Leaf, On Panel
48h x 48w in (121.92h x 121.92w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Rolling Orb (Bowing Men) (2013)
Acrylic On Canvas Stretched Over Panel
24h x 18w in (60.96h x 45.72w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Engulfed Skull Ship (The Bell Tolls) (2013)
Acrylic And Collage On Wood Panel
36h x 36w in (91.44h x 91.44w cm)

Andrew Schoultz, Watching Eye (Armored Horse) (2013)
Acrylic On Panel
24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Andrew Schoultz

New Work

September 5 – October 12, 2013

Morgan Lehman Gallery is very pleased to announce artist Andrew Schoultz’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, titled New Work. The exhibition will open September 5, 2013 and run through October 12th, with an opening reception for the artist on September 5th from 6 - 8pm.

Andrew Schoultz’s multi-faceted practice incorporates monumental wall murals, paintings, sculptures and mixed-media installations that investigate the urgency and perplexities of our modern time. Over the past decade, Schoultz has developed a frenetic visual vocabulary that stands to challenge the modern pursuit of accumulation and power. Dense with historical symbols of war, spirituality, and imperialism, Schoultz’s work serves as a metaphor for contemporary American society, destined to repeat the errors of its past. Juxtaposing influences from 15th century German map making and Persian miniature paintings with highly-stylized graffiti and street art, Schoultz further cultivates this conversation between the past and present.

Often re-appropriating objects laden with cultural and historical implications, Schoultz provocatively confronts significant socio-political issues. In Para Trooping Skull Ship (2013), a green sky of $7,000 in shredded US currency cradles a ship with skull painted flags. Meditation Under Stress (2013) also resonates deeply with issues of corporate and political greed and excess, as, in his signature style, an actual American flag appears to drip or bleed in gold. Images of thrashing waters, erupting volcanoes and distressed trees are also prevalent in his new work, reminding us of nature’s devastating fury and recalling the catastrophic realities of global warming. It is through the pulsing repetition of this historically loaded imagery, as it continues to be redefined in the face of a contemporary world, that Schoultz’s cultural, political and environmental commentary can accurately reflect the turmoil of today’s America.

Andrew Schoultz received his BFA from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco (CA). Schoultz’s first solo museum show “In Process” is currently on view at The Monterey Museum of Art. This important exhibition features work from an extensive list of prominent collections and includes four major site-specific installations based upon the local histories of Monterey. His work is collected by major public institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA) and the Progressive Art Collection (OH). His murals can be found in various public locations nationally and internationally. Schoultz currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

Press

Andrew Schoultz: New Work
Digital Catalogue
Huffington Post: Arts & Culture
Conversation with Andrew Schoultz
New American Paintings

Andrew Schoultz at Morgan Lehman Gallery