Pete Schulte| A Letter Edged in Black 6: We’re Finally On Our Own

April 27 – June 17, 2017

A Letter Edged in Black 6: We’re Finally On Our Own

April 27 – June 17, 2017

Opening Reception: April 27, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

 

The Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to announce A Letter Edged in Black 6: We’re Finally On Our Own, a solo exhibition by Pete Schulte. In his ongoing A Letter Edged in Black series, Schulte organizes works on paper next to in-situ wall drawings. The artist treats the gallery as a work in and of itself, incorporating its architectural idiosyncrasies into the site-specific drawings.

Schulte’s work employs the language of abstraction, engaging with its potential to create meaning. In the work, colors are restricted to grey, black, and white.  Subdued graphite, charcoal, and gouache works on paper arrange fundamental shapes—squares, lines, and x’s —reminiscent of flags or marks on maps. These shapes repeat in the wall drawings, but the shift in scale proposes alternative cross sections of the architecture in self.

In addition to the works on view, the gallery is offering a series of related programs. On Thursday, April 27, Schulte will give an artist’s talk at 12:00 PM in 121 Borland. Kelsey Rieger, Manager of the Art Alliance Downtown Gallery, will offer a guided conversation about the exhibition on Thursday, May 11, from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. Additionally, the gallery will host screenings of three films selected by Schulte, taking place on Thursday, May 25, June 8, and June 15 at 7:00 PM. For more information on these events and more, visit our website at woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu/events. 

Schulte (b. 1970) lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his BFA and MFA from the University Iowa in 1997 and 2008, respectively. His work has been exhibited recently at Whitespace Gallery, The Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Alabama, Beta Pictoris Gallery, and Jeff Bailey Gallery. Schulte has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, Hambidge, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Threewalls. With the artist Amy Pleasant, Schulte co-directs The Fuel & Lumber Company, a curatorial initiative facilitating exhibitions and related events in the Southeast and beyond.

 

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