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For the San Francisco-based artist’s second exhibition at Roberts & Tilton, Andrew Schoultz creates chaotic muralistic paintings, but with an ironically subdued and hopeful nature. In this new body of work, Schoultz addresses notions of blind trust and national public complacency. Several of the works are layered with tones of transparent white paint that push the turbulent imagery into the background, symbolizing a disruptive future under a mask of hope and calm. The paintings effectively mimic contemporary politics and public affairs, and simultaneously mirror the need for spiritual beliefs in times of suffering. Initially they appear more minimal than Schoultz’s previous work; however, the overlying surface serenity is in consideration of what is looming in the background. In contrast, other works are painted black, appearing as night landscapes.

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
Untitled (Aspirations), 2009
Acrylic on antique German currency
4.5 x 6.5 in (11.4 x 16.5 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
Five Reflective Pillars, 2009
Acrylic, collage, gold leaf, and gouache on paper
38 x 50 in (96.5 x 127.0 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
From the Palm of His Hand Came a Burst of Silence, 2009
Graphite, collage, acrylic, glitter and spray paint on panel
95.5 x 72 in (242.6 x 182.9 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
Frozen on Fire, 2009
Acrylic, collage, glitter and spray paint on panel
48 x 71.5 in (121.9 x 181.6 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
It's a Conspiracy That These Monuments Are Backed by Silver, 2009
Acrylic, gouache, collage, glitter and spray paint on panel
11.5 x 11.5 in (29.2 x 29.2 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
Untitled (Monuments in Darkness 2), 2009
Acrylic, collage, and gouache on paper
15 x 11.5 in (38.1 x 29.2 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
Untitled (Monuments in Darkness), 2009
Acrylic, collage, and gouache on paper
9.5 x 11.5 in (24.1 x 29.2 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
There Is Chaos Behind Structure, 2006-09
Mixed media on paper
119 x 80 in (302.3 x 203.2 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
This Tree Fell and Made No Sound, 2009
Acrylic, iron, collage, spray paint and glitter on panel
11.5 x 11.5 in (29.2 x 29.2 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
Tree Sanctuary (Land Change), 2009
Acrylic, spray paint, graphite, glitter and collage on panel
72 x 95.5 in (182.9 x 242.6 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
Trees Fall in Silence, 2009
Acrylic, graphite, collage, glitter and spray paint on panel
72 x 47.75 in (182.9 x 121.3 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
Two Reflective Monuments at Dawn, 2009
Acrylic, collage, and gouache on paper
38 x 30 in (96.5 x 76.2 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
Untitled, 2009
Mixed media on panel
23.5 x 17.63  in (59.7 x 44.8 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
We Once Had a Place that Was Serene, 2009
Mixed media on panel
35.5 x 35.5 x 2.25 in (90.2 x 90.2 x 5.7 cm)

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz
White Noise and Silence, 2006-09
Mixed media on canvas
62 x 135 in (157.5 x 342.9 cm)