Paul Klee, Was für ein Pferd! (What a Horse!), 1929; ink and watercolor on paper mounted on board; collection SFMOMA, gift of the Carl Djerassi Trust
Paul Klee, Grosses Tier (Large Beast), 1928; watercolor and ink on paper mounted on board with gouache; collection SFMOMA, Fractional and promised gift of the Djerassi Art Trust
Paul Klee, Luftschlösschen (Little Castle in the Air), 1915; etching; collection SFMOMA, gift of the Djerassi Art Trust
Andrew Schoultz, A Litany of Defense and, A Liturgy of Power (Came) from the Palm of His Hand, 2008; mixed media on paper collection SFMOMA, Purchase through the Ruth and Moses Lasky Fund, the Marjory Walker Memorial Fund, and the Clinton Walker Fund
Andrew Schoultz, Three Drowning Horses, 2011; ink, acrylic, and collage on paper; courtesy of the artist and Marx and Zavattero Gallery, San Francisco
Andrew Schoultz, Three Caged Beasts, 2011; ink and acrylic on paper; courtesy of the artist and Marx and Zavattero Gallery, San Francisco
Andrew Schoultz, Cloud City, 2011; ink and acrylic on paper; courtesy of the artist and Marx and Zavattero Gallery, San Francisco
Creating a visual dialogue across a century, drawings by contemporary Bay Area artist Andrew Schoultz respond to the inventive works of Swiss-born Modernist Paul Klee, which are featured on an ongoing basis in SFMOMA's Djerassi Gallery.
Klee's idiosyncratic and inventive practice has long inspired subsequent generations of artists. Schoultz, like Klee, is a highly accomplished draftsman who makes visible fantastic and impossible worlds. The two also share an interest in pressing political and social issues and in the role of the artist in society, as well as repeating abstract forms and whimsical patterns to produce images that prompt imaginative reflection.
For this exhibition, Schoultz's drawings will be shown in direct dialogue with to Klee's work, highlighting both the creative process and the artist's means of coming to terms with the art of the past.