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Charlotte Schulz

Drawn to Nature
Glyndor Gallery | April 2June 16, 2013

Pictured above:
The impossibility of keeping borders: a succession of becoming-times balances on the strata of an unrecoverable event.
(detail), 2011
Charcoal on paper
49 ½” x 55 ½” x 2”

Charlotte Schulz uses drawing to depict a non-linear space where historical catastrophes, suburban architecture, and fantastical landscapes merge. Images taken from these sources are spread across the paper, which is often folded or bent. As images appear and disappear from view within the folds, one event seen in the drawing leads to another. Schulz is interested in depicting psychological topography by creating an illusory mapping of events using charcoal, which she works into the paper with her fingers. Hurricane Katrina and the events surrounding the Arab Spring are alluded to in the works on view here.

Schulz has exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship, and The Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant. She received a BA and an MFA from the University of South Florida.

The impossibility of keeping borders: a succession of becoming-times balances on the strata of an unrecoverable event., 2011
Charcoal on paper
49 ½” x 55 ½” x 2”

The impossibility of keeping borders: a teeming network of things erupts from within the geological folds of a separation., 2012
Charcoal on paper
20” x 29” x 2”

The impossibility of keeping borders: gravity pools beneath a raised bed leaving traces of a felt devotion., 2012
Charcoal on paper
20” x 27” x 2”

The impossibility of keeping borders: a territory is lifted and mapped onto another site to contradict a previous identity., 2012
Charcoal on paper
20” x 28”x 2”

All images courtesy of the artist.

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The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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