February 3 - April 5, 2019 Arts Calendar
2019-02-03 2019-04-06 America/New_York John Schulz: Floating World Gelb Gallery Andover

John Schulz: Floating World

Gelb Gallery

More than 25 works by John Schulz are on view in the Gelb Gallery, George Washington Hall, Phillips Academy, from January 27—April 5, 2019. The public is welcome. Curated by Emily Trespas, instructor in art. On view January 27 - April 5, 2019

Galley reception on Sunday, February 3, 2019, 3—5 p.m. 

With selections from some of Schulz’s print series (including Some Dos & More Don’ts, Random House Woodcuts, and Four Out of Five Senses), Floating World exhibits a delectable sampling of the artist’s expertise with the printmaking processes of a color woodcut, xerography, and screen printing.

Turning to the "low" end of visual culture, Schulz transforms common images by systematic random sampling, cut-ups, juxtapositions, and contextual shifts. Using an ironic and illogical visual language, his work reveals aspects of the banal that are disquieting and wryly humorous, conveying a sense of psychic anxiety reflecting the uncertainty of contemporary life. The bulk of his source materials are culled from an ever-expanding collection of secondhand books, magazines, comics, catalogues, roadside trash, and other cast-off visual detritus.

John Schulz has taught Printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University since 1995. He earned his BFA from the University of Wisconsin—Superior; began graduate study in painting at University of Texas—San Antonio, and finished his MFA in Printmaking at the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign. As well as the Museum School, he has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Appalachian State University, and the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

For further information about John Schulz please visit: www.johnschulz.us

All Events