Works in “A Letter Edged in Black,” Schulte’s solo exhibition, were influenced by his recent opportunity to travel to various sites in Italy on a grant from the Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of Alabama, where Schulte is an assistant professor of drawing. Schulte’s installation comprises painted walls, a window treatment, drawings and a sculpture. Seeing the exhibition immerses the viewer in a singular experience – one that shares the surface, texture and tonality of that country’s distant past, while remaining contemporary.
The exhibition will run Feb. 4-23, 2013. There will be a closing reception from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb 22, at the gallery, 900 13th St. South. In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a live sound installation at the closing reception by Andrew Raffo Dewar, soprano sax, and Brad Davis, electronics.
Admission to the gallery is always free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; the gallery, which is part of the UAB Department of Art and Art History, is closed on Sunday and holidays. Call 205-934-0815.
“A Letter Edged in Black” represents another chapter in a series of exhibitions uniquely realized and conditioned by the sites and circumstances in which they are shown, said John Thomas Fields, interim director of the UAB Visual Arts Gallery