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