Influenced by the paintings of Northern European artists he saw growing up in Germany, Arnold builds modern-day but age-old narratives about Life and Death and Man versus Nature. Intellectually rich and technically lush, Arnold’s paintings cast a wonderful spell. The viewer must step back from the paintings in order to reveal the image clearly. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space.
Salt Lake Art Center, life, Nature, Mailers, paintings
Stephen Schultz: Paintings and Drawings
In viewing this exhibition, what is immediately apparent is that Schultz's paintings are over the top in the best sense of dramatic presentation. The scale of the largest paintings seem bigger than life, setting for mythic narration, where no painted form or gesture is lacking in meaning. If we equate these paintings to that of the theatrical stage, then his props are those of the painter's studio of the dream, and the painted gestures are those of the evolution of the self and the yearning for human interconnectedness. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.