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.