Friday, April 10, 2015

Fine Art Website | Upcoming Events

I’ve just put together a website of my paintings, hand-painted books, sculptures and collage:
https://ward-schumaker.squarespace.com











In the 10 years I’ve exhibited, I’ve been fortunate enough to hang one-man shows in galleries I admire in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Nashville. In 2013, San Francisco Chronicle critic Kenneth Baker named my show at Jack Fischer Gallery one of the ten best shows in the Bay Area of that year.














In late April, Jack Fischer will include 2- and 3-dimensional work at Art Market San Francisco.
In May I’ll appear in a group show, Embossed, at Look & Listen in Saint Chamas, France; and in June at Gallery Molly Krom in New York City (both shows organized by Brooklyn artist Ky Anderson).
In September, I’ll show all new work in a one-man show at Jack Fischer.
















I hope you’ll take time to visit the website:
https://ward-schumaker.squarespace.com


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Artist Talk | Sanchez Art Center

At 4 o'clock on Sunday, 29 March, 2015, curator Jerry Barrish will conduct an artist talk for my show do | undo at the Sanchez Art Center. The center is located at 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, CA. This will be the last day of the show.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

There Are Many Lovely Things

Between 2008 and 2010, I created many calligraphic versions of the same text. The project gave me a chance to investigate what I could do with words, and what I'd actually like to look at. I've exhibited them in New York at Ivan Karp's, in San Francisco and Los Angeles with George Lawson, and in San Francisco at the Jack Fischer Gallery. Many have sold, but a number of them are now on exhibit at the Sanchez Art Center; they'll move back to Jack Fischer's after the end of that show, 29 March. Each one measures 10" x 6", mixed media on cardboard.


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Monday, February 23, 2015

Jack Fischer Gallery | Art on Paper | New York

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Jack Fischer Gallery is taking all five of my recent editioned hand-stenciled books to Art on Paper: 5-8 March Pier 16, New York City.
For further information, visit http://thepaperfair.com




Sunday, February 22, 2015

Do | Undo at Sanchez Art Center

Do | Undo
Works by Ward Schumaker
Reception 27 February 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday 29 March 4pm

--> Sanchez Art Center is honored to present an exhibition of artworks by Ward Schumaker, titled do | undo. The exhibition opens Friday, 27 February, with a reception from 7 to 9 pm, and is on view through 29 March.

Ward Schumaker’s exhibition, curated by Jerry Barrish, includes large acrylic paintings, collages, mixed media works on paper, and small sculptures. Several works, such as the collages and the larger mixed media works Disappear for a While and Red Telephone, will be shown for the first time here at Sanchez.

The hallmark of Schumaker’s work is layering with paint, mixed media, text, and abstract patterns. As the artist says, his work involves a great deal of “painting in and painting out, doing and undoing, making marks and erasing them,” hence the exhibit title do | undo.

The effect can be mesmerizing, and yet Schumaker’s works are ultimately quite simple and straightforward—in a meandering sort of way. In his work you will find a refreshing sense of humor and the feeling of storytelling, without any of the guideposts of conventional stories.

Schumaker has shown in New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, UC Berkeley, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Charleston, Miami, and Nashville, and has been collected widely. In 2013 Jack Fischer Gallery in SF mounted Schumaker’s solo show titled Years of Pretty.

Also showing: Printmakers––San Francisco Art Institute
Curated by Timothy Berry, SFAI Professor
Apolitical, Be Political--Art Guild of Pacifica 

Gallery hours after Feb 27:  Fri, Sat, Sun 1–5 pm
Office hours:  Tues, Wed, Thurs 1–5 pm

Telephone 650-355-1894

Sanchez Art Center
1220-B Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044








Saturday, February 7, 2015

Libretto

Libretto was created in an edition of ten (+ one artist's copy), 11.25" x 7.5", 32 pages with stamped cover, hand-stenciling on Stonehendge, and a binding by John Demerritt. It's to be the last of these stenciled editions.