Monterey Museum of Art presents In Process: Andrew Schoultz

. August 9, 2013

Monterey Museum of Art presents In Process: Andrew Schoultz an exhibition on view November 17, 2013.

Andrew Schoultz, Mayhem, 2007, acrylic, ink and collage on paper, collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Andrew Schoultz, Mayhem, 2007, acrylic, ink and collage on paper, collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

In Process is an exhibition series that focuses on current work by a contemporary artist that features 10-25 works by the artist and frequently includes ephemeral, site-specific installations. The program gives artists the freedom to experiment, providing them with an empty gallery space to try out new ideas and techniques on a large scale, producing new and exciting work. Schoultz is the third artist in this series that began with two Los Angeles-based artists, Mark Licari in 2009 and Ingrid Calame in 2010.

Andrew Schoultz is known for creating monumental public wall murals, paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media installations. He gained notoriety for his street murals in collaboration with other artists such as Barry McGee and Aaron Noble among others in the San Francisco Mission district during the mid-1990s. Moving to San Francisco from Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Dot Com boom, Schoultz created large-scale public works that addressed the struggles and cultural displacement of both inner-city neighborhoods and socio-economic crisis on a global scale.

Schoultz generates a high-energy impact with an overpopulation of meticulous renderings and controversial themes that resonate with cataclysmic force. His imagery is furious and fantastical yet deeply rooted with American historical symbols and contemporary metaphors that create a vortex of political and environmental commentary. His influences merge 15th century German map making and 14th-15th century Persian miniature paintings, juxtaposed with highly-stylized graffiti and street art styles.

The artist, with selected student assistants from California State University, Monterey Bay Visual and Public Art (VPA) department, will create a site-specific installation and three-part mural on the museum walls of the Jane and Justin Dart Gallery based upon the local histories of Monterey. The exhibition will also include over twenty-five paintings and present his wildly gilded Fallout installation in the McCone Gallery. The Museum’s collaboration with the VPA department at CSUMB supports the art department’s framework, which defines that “art is a social network”, a mantra that parallels Schoultz’s decree. Both San Francisco and Monterey have a rich tradition of public murals that define artist identity and community consciousness. The exhibition will also be part of the annual Art in the Adobes festival in September.

Andrew Schoultz has participated in major projects all over the United States, as well as in Italy, Denmark, and The Netherlands. His work can be found in major collections such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ca; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Ca; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ca; The Fredrick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, Ca; The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, Ohio; and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, San Francisco, Ca.

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Category: Fine Art

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