Andrew Schoultz at the Barrick Museum of Art on the campus of UNLV.
Back in April, Andrew Schoultz used the concrete slopes of Winchester's skate park as mural space. The project, led by Alisha Kerlin and The Barrick Museum of Art, with support from Clark County’s public art initiative, was the first stage of two-part programming designed to engage Las Vegas with a guest artist known for a style that came out of California’s streets and now revered in galleries. Schoultz shifts indoors at The Barrick Museum of Art for a summer mix of easel paintings, installations, and interactive works.
There will also be murals painted directly on walls that engage viewers in the same way as some of the Schoultz paintings do. They keep viewer's eyes moving through an abundance of color, spotting figures along the way. It is not far from a skater’s worldview of looking out for objects in physical space, committing a quick glance while moving on a piece of wood with wheels so your ride won’t be interrupted by striking an immovable object.
The cross culture of skater and street art is not uncommon, but rarely fully realized as a shared experience with the meticulously craftsmanship by Schoultz, who is known for works that are concentric emblems that overlap and crash with each other. Curator Andres Guerrero will exhibit other forms of Schoultz’s visual language, some using simple shapes in complex forms, others playing with texture or fluorescent paint. But it will be the on-site installation that will have you retreat into the Barrick for an ephemeral summer affair with art.
"In Process: Every Movement Counts"
Curated by Andres Guerrero
June 2 to September 15, 2018
Opening Reception June 2 (5 p.m.)
Barrick Museum of Art