Pete Schulte’s “A Letter Edged in Black”
A Letter Edged In Black, Pete Schulte’s solo exhibition at The Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, represents another chapter in a series of exhibitions uniquely realized and conditioned by the sites and circumstances in which they are shown. Profoundly influenced by the recent opportunity to travel to various sites in Italy on an RGC Grant from The University of Alabama’s Office of Sponsored Programs, Schulte’s installation, comprised of painted walls, window treatment, drawings, and a sculpture, immerses the viewer in a singular experience: one that intimates the surface, texture and tonality of that country’s distant past, while remaining resolutely contemporary.
The exhibition will run Feb. 4-23, 2013. There will be a closing reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb 22, at the gallery, 900 13th St. South. In collaboration with the exhibition, there will be a live, sound installation at the closing reception by Andrew Raffo Dewar, soprano sax, and Brad Davis, electronics.
Pete Schulte was born and reared in a country called the Midwest. His formal education took place at The University of Iowa, where he studied art, social inaction, and café society. He currently lives and works in Tuscaloosa, and teaches in The Department of Art & Art History at The University of Alabama. Drawing is the cornerstone of a practice that is supplemented by the integration of sculptural, time-based, social, site-specific, and curatorial activities. Recent solo exhibitions include, Pardon up Here at Luise Ross Gallery, New York, Goodbye Old Paint at beta pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, and Reckoning, at The Armory Gallery, Blacksburg Virginia.
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