Cornelia Schulz

Cornelia Schulz / November 4 –
December 16, 2017 /Installation View

Cornelia Schulz / November 4 –
December 16, 2017 /Installation View

Cornelia Schulz / November 4 –
December 16, 2017 /Installation View

Cornelia Schulz / November 4 –
December 16, 2017 /Installation View

Cornelia Schulz / D 16 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 12 x 9.5 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 11 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 12 x 10 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 1 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 12 x 9.5 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 25 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 13 x 10 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 2 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 13 x 10 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 4 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 12 x 9.5 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 15 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 11.5 x 10 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 7 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 12 x 10 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 18 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 12 x 9.5 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 17 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 12 x 9.5 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 23 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 13 x 9.5 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 3 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 13 x 10.5 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 6 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 13 x 9.5 inches

Cornelia Schulz / D 22 / 2017 / oil on canvas stretched on wood / 13 x 10 inches

Press Release

Exhibition Dates: November 4 – December 16, 2017.

Cornelia Schulz: paintings

 

Cornelia Schulz continues to present a vibrant vigor unique to artists’ of any age. For over 46 years she has honed her skills in small format paintings of complex shape and color. Studying sculpture at Los Angeles County Art Institute in the 1950’s, Schulz learned 3-D modeling techniques in steel and wood which proved important in subsequent years. Her altered rectilinear shapes are hand built wood supports, stretched with canvas. Using a knife, Schulz slices and swirls paint into a complex brew of color, gestural oppositions and hair raising improbabilities. The paintings while clearly 2-D, hold the viewers attention as sculptural objects of unerring integrity, a unique distillation of intent and accident only a master can impart.

Kenneth Baker, who has reviewed every Cornelia Schulz exhibition since the 1990’s comments, “For some years, Schulz’s art seemed to build and comment on the project of activating paintings’ perimeters that connects Barnett Newman (1905-1970), Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella and Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007), among others. Like those predecessors, Schulz treated the outer contours of a painting as a troubled boundary between what she could control and the uncontrollable, between domains of intended meaning and of misreading and chance.”

Cornelia Schulz is an important Northern California painter and educator who has influenced generations of artists. Her paintings are included in national and international collections. Schulz is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, where she taught for 30 years and twice chaired the Fine Art Department.

In addition to the upcoming exhibition Cornelia Schulz is included in About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters, at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, through December 17th. “Political conversations have turned a renewed spotlight on women and their power and influence on every corner of society, including the arts. In the spirit of continued discovery, About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters celebrates 16 Bay Area women artists, emerging and established, who have worked in abstraction for years.”

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Carrie Lederer: Musing on the Force of Nature: Vistas and Tableaux

CARRIE LEDERER / Portal I / 2017 / acrylic on found object / 7 x 3 inches (18.06 cm x 7.74 cm)

CARRIE LEDERER / Orbiting Garden Planets I / 2017
/ acrylic on canvas
/ 48 x 48 inches (123.84 cm x 123.84 cm)

CARRIE LEDERER / Above and Below / 2017 / acrylic on cigar box /  9 x 14.5 inches

CARRIE LEDERER / Nature’s Poem / 2017 / acrylic on cigar box /  8.5 x 12 inches

CARRIE LEDERER / Cosmic (Chrysanthemum) / 2015 / acrylic on cigar box /  8.5 x 13 inches

CARRIE LEDERER / Tangle in the Garden / 2017 / acrylic on wood /  8 x 8 inches

CARRIE LEDERER / Small World / 2016-7 / acrylic on canvas /  16 x 16 inches

CARRIE LEDERER / Wondrous Strange / 2015 / acrylic on wood panels /  36 x 24 inches (92.88 cm x 61.92 cm)

CARRIE LEDERER / Cosmic (Chrysanthemum) / 2017 / acrylic on cigar box /  8.5 x 13 inches

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Carrie Lederer: Musing on the Force of Nature: Vistas and Tableaux – paintings, sculpture

Exhibition Dates: November 4 – December 16, 2017.

 

For over twenty years Carrie Lederer has been making work that relates to forms found in nature, alongside our relationship to the natural world. Filled with a Byzantine intricacy of patterns, shapes, and constellations, her paintings and sculpture depict turbulent gardens informed by nature’s riotous colorful beauty, and the deep dark space of our universe.

Lederer’s paintings and sculpture are a response to the wonderments of fractals, a complex geometric figure made up of patterns that repeat itself. She’s drawn to nature’s infinite capacity to create and reproduce pattern, “At first glance fractals seem to be a tangle of order/disorder or violence/beauty – they tell the story of wild transformations in nature taking place on a daily basis, giving order to a chaotic world of energy, they serve both as a source of imagery and inspiration for my creative practice.”

Carrie Lederer lives and works in Oakland, California. Exhibitions include Mills College Art Museum, Oakland; San Jose Museum of Art; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; diRosa Art, Napa, and Turtle Bay Museum, Redding. She is a recipient of the prestigious Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Award