Pete Schulte to Present Artist Lecture Jan. 26

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Pete Schulte

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art presents a lecture by Professor Pete Schulte on Thursday, January 26, 2023, 3:00 p.m., in the Camellia Room (2nd floor) of Gorgas Library. After the lecture, a reception will follow in the gallery.

Professor Schulte will talk about the new SMGA exhibition, Yevgeniya Baras and Pete Schulte, which brings together his and the work of artist Yevgeniya Baras for a dialogue on abstraction, line and color in contemporary painting and drawing. At first glance, the artists’ works seem diametrically opposed: Schulte’s subtly-hued graphite drawings contrast with Baras’ built-up, color-rich paintings. In the process of developing the exhibition, essayist Avila Edmonds-Doberenz writes, “the artists discovered the similarities that lie between their creative processes. They found that many foundational ideas central to their practice corresponded with each other.”

(left) Yevgeniya Baras, Untitled, 2016-2019, oil, wood and mixed media on burlap, 20 x 16 inches. (right) Pete Schulte, Untitled, 2021, graphite, pigment, paper, 11 X 11 inches Images courtesy of the artists.

Pete Schulte has presented recent solo exhibitions and installations at McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY; Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia; Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta; and the Woskob Family Gallery at Penn State University. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Hyperallergic, Art in America, World Sculpture News, Burnaway, and New Art Examiner have reviewed his work, among other publications. Schulte was awarded the inaugural Southern Art Prize Fellowship for the state of Alabama (2017). He has been awarded residencies at the Chinati Foundation, Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Threewalls. Schulte co-founded, with Amy Pleasant, The Fuel and Lumber Company curatorial initiative and he is represented by McKenzie Fine Art in New York. He has taught in the department of art and art history at The University of Alabama since 2011.

The exhibition was organized by The Gallery at Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College, in Bronxville, New York, and traveled to the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens before coming to the SMGA on January 19. It will run through February 24, 2023.

To find out more about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.