a solo exhibition by Rebecca Schultz @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: July 25th - august 5th, 2018


public Opening Reception:

Wednesday, July 25th, 5-7pm

About the exhibition:

Petrology is an installation comprised of large-scale paintings inspired by the rock formations Rebecca observed and sketched during her recent travels--Iceland, New England, Wyoming, and the Philadelphia region. Working with rocks has informed both the formal and emotional elements of her process: shapes and lines that have introduced her to new modes of mark-making and composition alongside reflections on impermanence. Rocks appear immutable but they are formed by the most extreme, dynamic, and elemental processes on our planet. In capturing the essence of rock formations, Rebecca is reflecting upon what they have already witnessed and what they will experience as our planet changes.

About the Artist:

Rebecca Schultz is a multi-disciplinary artist and arts facilitator/educator. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years before recently relocating to Elkins Park, PA. Her creative practice includes painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage; participatory installation and public art projects; and performance art. Since moving to the Philadelphia area in August 2016, Rebecca has shown her work at the 3rd Street Gallery, Crane Arts, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, and created a mural in collaboration with young people at the James L. Wright Recreation Center in West Philadelphia as part of Mural Arts’ A2O program. She taught for the Delphi Art Club and Art Futures program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and facilitated a community-based project for Mural Arts’ Porch Light program. Rebecca is the recipient of grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Theatre Communications Group, Cal Humanities California Story Fund, East Bay Community Fund/Fund for Artists, Clorox Company Foundation, and the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, among others. She has been awarded residencies at Spark Box Studio in Ontario, Canada, and Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna (SÍM) in Reykjavik, Iceland, and will be an artist in residence at Brush Creek Center for the Arts in Wyoming in May 2018. Her work has been shown in juried exhibits at MarinMoca in Novato, CA and the Shenandoah Valley Arts Center in Waynesboro, VA. She completed a mural commission from Connecticut Public Television and has assisted muralist Douglas Cooper. Rebecca has also worked as a teaching artist in diverse in- and out-of-school settings for fifteen years. She holds a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a MA in Education, with a concentration in Community-Based Arts Education, from San Francisco State University.