Drawing Professor’s NYC Solo Show Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Pete Schulte, “Untitled,” 2021, graphite and pigment on paper, 11 x 11 inches.

Associate Professor Pete Schulte’s solo exhibition, The Train and the River, at McKenzie Fine Art in New York, N.Y., was favorably reviewed in Hyperallergic by the prominent art critic and poet John Yau, December 8, 2021.

In Yau’s essay, “Pete Schulte’s Magical Abstract Drawings,” he describes his experience discovering Schulte’s new works and writes, “Schulte merges severity and eccentricity in a single work and arrives at something uncanny. One of the pleasures of his objects and drawings is that they simultaneously invite and resist interpretation.” Yau has published more than 50 books of poetry, fiction and art criticism, with recent essays focusing on Philip Guston, Brice Marden, Forrest Best, Catherine Murphy, Terry Winters, Katherine Bradford, Martin Puryear and Jasper Johns.

Pete Schulte, who has taught drawing at UA since 2011, has presented solo exhibitions at McKenzie Fine Art; The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta; Luise Ross Gallery, New York City; and the Woskob Family Gallery at Penn State University. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco; Hemphill Fine Art, Washington D.C; Art on Paper with Rutger Brandt Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands; The Spring/Break Art Show, New York City; Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, and others. Schulte received the 2017 Southern Art Prize Fellowship for the state of Alabama and was awarded a residency at the Chinati Foundation in 2019.

The Train and the River will be up through December 19, 2021.

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