Properties of Dust and Smoke, pt. I
On Friday, July 26 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, Chinati will host an opening for artist in residence Pete Schulte in the John Wesley Gallery on the main museum grounds. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge and everyone is invited to attend.
Schulte’s work is rooted in the daily practice of drawing—primarily using graphite, he builds layers of texture to create balanced, abstract compositions—and also includes the integration of sculpture, site-specific wall drawings, and installations. Of his work, the artist has said: “Whatever form it takes, the work is an earnest attempt to provide a rare moment of pause within a culture that is relentlessly negating the quiet and contemplative.”
A reinstallation of the John Wesley Galley has afforded Schulte the opportunity to use the space to exhibit his work. On view will be an installation of Schulte’s recent works on paper, including a suite of drawings developed in response to the gallery itself: the architecture, atmosphere, and the paintings that are normally housed therein.
Pete Schulte received an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa in 2008. He has presented recent solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson New York; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta; Luise Ross Gallery, New York City; and the Woskob Family Gallery at Penn State University.
Schulte lives in Birmingham, Alabama and is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In 2013 he co-founded, with Amy Pleasant, the Fuel and Lumber Company curatorial initiative. In October 2019 he will present a solo exhibition at McKenzie Fine Art in New York City.
The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program is generously supported by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the Chinati Contemporary Council. Chinati is grateful for the generous financial support of our members and the support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa.