UAB presents “A Letter Edged in Black” exhibition by UA professor

“A Letter Edged in Black” will be on show Feb. 4-23, with a free closing reception Feb. 22, which will feature a live music installation.

vag_peteschulte_sThe University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Visual Arts Gallery will present a new solo exhibition by artist Pete Schulte, M.F.A. 

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