Vessels - New Work By ANDREW SCHOULTZ

September 21 – November 2, 2019

Andrew Schoultz

TRANSITION, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

27h x 85.50w in

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Andrew Schoultz

MEDITATION VESSEL, 2019

Acrylic on paper

30h x 22w in

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Andrew Schoultz

BEAST AND DOVE, 2019

Acrylic on paper

29.50h x 20w in

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Andrew Schoultz

MEDITATION WINDOW, 2019

Acrylic on paper

30h x 22w in

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Andrew Schoultz

WINDOW 3 (BEAST), 2019

Acrylic on paper

38h x 12w in

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Andrew Schoultz

WINDOW 4 (VESSEL AND SERPENT), 2019

Acrylic on paper

38h x 13.75w in

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Andrew Schoultz

WINDOW 2 (VESSEL), 2019

Acrylic on paper

38h x 12w in

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Andrew Schoultz

WINDOW 1 (SERPENT), 2019

Acrylic on paper

38h x 12w in

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Andrew Schoultz

VESSEL WITH ARCH, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

60h x 60w in

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Andrew Schoultz

SEA SERPENT WITH TREE, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

60h x 48w in

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Andrew Schoultz

HOLY VESSEL IN PERIL, 2019

Acrylic and collage on canvas

66h x 70w in

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Andrew Schoultz

HOLY MOUNTAIN VESSEL, 2019

Acrylic and collage on canvas

72h x 48w in

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Andrew Schoultz

FIGHT OR FLIGHT (BEAST), 2019

Acrylic on canvas

36h x 30w in

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Andrew Schoultz

DOVE WITH EXECUTIONER, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

78h x 72w in

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Andrew Schoultz

INSTALLATION VESSEL, 2019

Acrylic on foam blocks

120h x 112w x 112d in

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Andrew Schoultz

BENCH #3, 2016

Mixed media

18h x 60w x 18d in

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Andrew Schoultz

BENCH #4, 2016

Mixed media

18h x 60w x 18d in

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Andrew Schoultz

ELEPHANT TOTEM (10), 2019

Acrylic on carved wood

120h x 4w x 4d in

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Andrew Schoultz

ELEPHANT TOTEM (4), 2019

Acrylic on carved wood

48h x 4w x 4d in

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Andrew Schoultz

FOUNTAIN, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

156.75h x 228w in

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Andrew Schoultz

FROM THIS WINDOW, COMES LIGHT AND LIFE, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

96h x 60w in

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Andrew Schoultz

THE SPIRIT OF OLD TIME WAR, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

30h x 22w in

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Andrew Schoultz

FRAGILE VESSEL IN NIGHT SKY, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

30h x 22w in

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Andrew Schoultz

LAND SCAPE VESSEL, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 36w in

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Andrew Schoultz

VISION THROUGH CLOUDS, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

12h x 9w in

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Andrew Schoultz

LANTERN, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

50h x 38w in

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Andrew Schoultz

ELEPHANT TOTEM (1), 2019

Acrylic on carved wood

12h x 2w x 4d in

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Andrew Schoultz

CATHEDRAL, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

146h x 212w in

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Andrew Schoultz

BROKEN TABLET, 2019

Acrylic on panel

98h x 48w in

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Andrew Schoultz

FULL SPECTRUM VISION, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

85.25h x 177w in

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Andrew Schoultz

BENCH #1, 2018

Mixed media

18h x 60w x 18d in

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Andrew Schoultz

BENCH#2, 2016

Mixed media

18h x 60w x 18d in

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Andrew Schoultz

FULL SPECTRUM TIGER, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

36h x 30w in

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Andrew Schoultz

SERPENT IN DISTRESS, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

30h x 22w in

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Press Release

Los Angeles, CA - DENK gallery is pleased to present all new works by Andrew Schoultz in Vessels the artist's first solo exhibition with DENK and his first in Los Angeles since 2015. His exhibition will take up the entire gallery space with mix paintings, sculpture and works on paper.
 
The exhibition includes artworks ranging in size from smaller works on paper to large multi-panel paintings that almost cover an entire wall of the gallery. The diversity of works have been integrated as an installation where each work builds on the next to create a completely immersive experience for the viewer. Schoultz creates an environment, not unlike his large outdoor murals, that reconstitute the space as its own world in which his distinctive marking becomes the fabric of his invented universe.
 
Andrew Schoultz densely layered artworks explore patterns in history related to war, natural disasters, and globalization. His work lacks overt references to singular historical events, but rather explores collective unrest, pulling from disparate global affairs and histories. Schoultz makes art that asks questions about the reality of contemporary life and global power. His paintings, murals and installations juxtapose ideas from illuminated manuscripts, ancient cartography, and the flattened space of Persian miniatures.
 
Schoultz brings different elements of his artist’s mark-making vocabulary into play as he charts a struggle between visual clarity and complex truth. He creates figurative elements in his works that interplay with abstract optical patterns creating visually evocative works. The paintings are dense and complex with overlaying narratives that occur simultaneously.
 
Although the artist’s themes are unequivocally universal, the work is instantly recognizable through Schoultz’s distinctive, illustrative style. The broad range of visual elements in the artist’s work speaks not only of Schoultz’s conglomerated themes and influences, but also points to the artist’s interest in the cyclical nature of history, as illustrated through his juxtaposition of primitive and modern symbolism. 


There is always a lot to see in an Andrew Schoultz exhibition with his complex and interweaving stories. Each work in the show tells its own story yet at the same time all the works together in the exhibition create an overall narrative that can only be experienced when seeing the works in person.


ABOUT ANDREW SCHOULTZ 

Schoultz has exhibited in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions in international and national venues, including the 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba; Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan; MAMA, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; European Kunsthalle and Linn Luhn, Cologne, Germany; the Torrance Art Museum; and the House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA, among many others.
 
He was the winner of the Campari Art Award in 2009. His work has been featured in Playboy, Whitewall, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Artforum.com, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Juxtapoz, Arrow, Alarm, SF Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, and several other publications.
 
His work is in the permanent collections Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, the Honolulu Art Museum, HI, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA, and the Monterey Art Museum, CA. His street murals can be found around the world including