Monday, February 23, 2015

Jack Fischer Gallery | Art on Paper | New York


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.
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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 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

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.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fischer shows Schumaker at Codex

Jack Fischer will be presenting my work at the Fifth Codex Foundation Book Fair, Sunday thru Wednesday, 08-11 February, at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA.
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5-and-Dime Deluxe, 2004,  13” x 19” page size, 64 pages + cover

Jack will be showing large one-of-a-kind books from as early as 2003, as well as the most recently completed multiples––smaller books done in editions of ten.

G.Lekeu, 2014, 11" x 7.5" page size, 32 pages + cover, edition of 10 

Codex is a great chance to see some of the most exciting artist books being produced today, from all parts of the globe. Hope to see you there.

Respite | Markandeya. 2006,  19” x 25” page size, 48 pages + cover