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
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
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
Sanchez Art Center
1220-B Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044
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.
Coffin Laughter 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,
By the time I got to working on these last two edition books, I was no longer so taken with making each page in each edition match as closely as possible, and I started playing with outcomes. In this book, for example, the last page in some reads: ha-ha-ha-ha; in others: ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha; and in others: sputter-sputter. I don't prefer one to another, but I enjoy giving each its existence.