Sandpoint artist Stephen Schultz will display his drawings and acrylic and oil paintings in an exhibit titled “Liminal Space” Mach 5-30 in the North Idaho College Boswell Hall Corner Gallery.
Schultz holds a master’s degree in fine art from Stanford University as well as a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the San Francisco Art Institute. He also attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
Schultz taught painting at the University of Iowa for nearly 20 years and has been living and painting in North Idaho for more than a decade. His interest in Western art has influenced his work and caused him to spend extended periods of time in Europe.
He has displayed his work in solo exhibits at the Galerie Daniel Besseiche in Geneva, Switzerland in 2007 and in Paris, France in 2006. In addition to international exhibits, he has also exhibited his work nationwide and throughout the Northwest.
“My proposal focuses on my continued engagement with the black and white acrylic paintings,” Schultz said. “These were initiated by my experience as a child reading Treasure Island, Wuthering Heights, etc., which were illustrated with wonderful lithographs. Black and white became the medium of narrative, and by its nature, opened a world of possibilities for me to explore. Much in the way that radio allows one’s imagination to wonder, where TV all too readily fills in the gaps by itself. Those gaps are the precise area of personal identification and expression that are most compelling.”
The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the gallery. A gallery walk with the artist will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 6 followed by a slide lecture presentation at 1 p.m. in Boswell Hall Room 102.
The exhibit is underwritten by the Citizen’s Council for the Arts/Art on the Green and the NIC Art Department.
Corner Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: (208) 769-3276. Communion. Acrylic on canvas 80” x 72”. By artist Stephen Schultz.