Just this Saturday, the SFMOMA hosted an intriguing posthumous dialogue between Swiss-born Modernist Paul Klee and the very much living Andrew Schoultz (previewed). Images in Dialogue featured new works from the SF-based Schoultz displayed side by side with Klee’s work with the former pieces created in response to the latter’s paintings.
When Schoultz was first approached by SFMOMA curator, John Zarobell regarding the project, he was familiar with Klee’s work, but did not consider him direct influence. As he did more research, he was surprised to find out all the similarities between their works, such as the recurrent motifs of horses, cities and parallel lines. Eventually Shoultz agreed to tackle the project and selected a few works from Klee in museum’s collection to directly confront. Unlike a typical Andrew Schoultz exhibition that involves a lot of large paintings and an elaborate installation, he restrained himself to compliment the smaller scale of Klee’s work. The result is a very interesting comparison of an old master and contemporary artist’s creation process and how one generation connects timelessly to the other.
Check out photos taken from Friday’s private viewing courtesy of Berlin Tomas, after the jump…
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