Cooper Cole has a show up that speaks to my heart. It’s in the spirit of the sort of work I strive to do. What struck me, right away, is the energetic movement created by the repetition of horses in some of Andrew Schoultz’s paintings. I’m not sure what it is saying since I don’t have the catalogue handy but I am eager to learn more. I am also intrigued with Richard Colman’s work, just as ambiguous as you’d expect but with a distinctive look about it. The show featuring the two artists is entitled, “Destroyers,” and seems to be a fairly apt description.
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Andrew Schoultz & Richard Colman
June 1, 2012 – June 23, 2012
Opening reception Friday June 1, 2012 / 6 – 10pm
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COOPER COLE is pleased to present a two person exhibition introducing american artists Andrew Schoultz and Richard Colman to their first showing in Canada.
Andrew Schoultz / Hand Repetition (Dark Horse Projection) / Acrylic, gouache, ink, and collage on paper / 30″ x 22″ / 2012
Andrew Schoultz’s mixed media work recalls a historical and political ephemerality that is faced with the inevitable fate of repeating itself. He explores themes such as power struggles, conflict, and sociopolitical hardships through detailed line work and vivid symbolism. While alluding to these scenes from the past, his frenzied yet whimsical work negotiates a familiarity with contemporary plights. Schoultz has exhibited globally in countries such as Denmark, England, Italy, the United States, and now Canada. His work can been seen in institutions and collections such as the Andy Warhol Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Hyde Park Arts Center, Laguna Art Museum, Progressive art Collection, and Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, amongst others. Most recently he exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, taking part in a two person exhibition in dialogue with the work of artist Paul Klee. Schoultz currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Richard Colman / Untitled, Figures Behind Pitchers / Acrylic and enamel on paper / 24″ x 20″ / 2012
Richard Colman’s work blends figurative imagery and bold geometry. Typically using symmetrical compositions, Colman explores themes of human sexuality, societal hierarchies, life and death. His work ranges from small to large scale painting, murals and installations. Colman has been working as a professional artist for over a decade and recently completed a commissioned mural for Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles. He has exhibited internationally in countries such as Denmark, England, the United States, and now Canada. Colman currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Pairing these two artists and friends together creates an interesting dialogue highlighting their signature styles while exploring new territory through a variety of mediums including; painting, drawing, collage and installation.