My drawings begin with words. Ideas that I discover in books, essays, and news events I then translate into small pictographs. These, in turn, become the conceptual springboard for larger drawings. Through the careful blending of charcoal and delicate erasure, diverse images and rendered spaces are blended into one another or dissolve into white. They constitute complex visual narratives loosely based upon historical events and their concomitant ideas of hate, fear, and un-addressed grievances.
In the series, An Insufficiency in Our Screens, a group of recent drawings expands on the notion of two-dimensional images. The flat sheet of paper gives way to bent or folded surfaces. This interplay between the composite spaces and the three-dimensional paper invites musings on the virtual and the real, the prosaic and the extraordinary, memory and materiality.
Artist Bio / CV
Charlotte Schulz www.charlotteschulz.com
AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., Artist Grant, New York, NY.
Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Emerge Fellowship,Newark, NJ.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship, New York, NY.
State of Florida, Individual Artist Fellowship, Tallahassee, FL.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Fellowship, Skowhegan, ME.
Mills College Art Museum, An Insufficiency in Our Screens, Oakland, CA.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, An Insufficiency in Our Screens, Ridgefield, CT.
ParaSite Art Space, Object Lesson, Beacon, NY.
St. Thomas Aquinas College, Inside the Monad, Sparkill, NY.
Lee Scarfone Gallery, Charlotte Schulz, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Dark Poets, Baltimore, MD.
New Jersey City University, Home Girls, Jersey City, NJ.
Pace University, Magical & Ordinary, Pleasantville, NY.
Islip Art Museum, Stilled Life, East Islip, NY.
Edge Gallery, New York Expansion, Denver, CO.
Rahway Art Guild, A Separate Reality, Rahway, NJ.
Bulldog Studios, Flow: Navigating the SuperParadigm, Beacon, NY.
Pace University, PaperWorks, New York, NY.
Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Timeless/Timeliness, Newark, NJ.
Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, ARCHI+TEXTURE, Brooklyn, NY.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Radius, Ridgefield, CT.
80 Washinton Square East Galleries, NYU, Small Works, New York, NY.
MFA Fine Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME.
BA Fine Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
Kent State University, Kent, OH.