Schaul's latest body of work is an exploration of interiors infused with evidence of human presence and hints of the domestic. A combination of color, texture and unusual perspectives emerge as deceptively familiar subjects which through these artistic choices take on a particular psychological undertone and are often rife with symbolism.
For Immediate Release: March 15, 2013
Contact: Adrian Blackstock 304-345-1038
Ellie Schaul: New Works
A NEW EXHIBIT at THE ART STORE
The Art Store is pleased to present Ellie Schaul: New Works, a solo exhibition of new paintings by this revered West Virginia artist. The exhibition will open on Saturday, April 20, 2013 with a reception from 5pm -7PM, featuring an artist talk at 5:30PM. She will also give a lunch time lecture on Wednesday, May 1 at noon and is planning a Plein Air painting workshop on Saturday, June 1st. Details regarding the workshop are available on The Art Store website.
This is Schaul’s 7th solo exhibition at The Art Store since she began exhibiting with the gallery in 1976. Schaul’s latest body of work is an exploration of interiors infused with evidence of human presence and hints of the domestic. A combination of color, texture and unusual perspectives emerge as deceptively familiar subjects which through these artistic choices take on a particular psychological undertone and are often rife with symbolism. A practicing artist for over 50 years, these recent paintings come from memory and display a personal side of the artist. Her last exhibition at The Art Store MOVIN ON: 64, 77, 79 was a huge success and resulted in a major commission from Orders Construction company titled BUILDING WEST VIRGINIA, for mural size painting depicting the construction of all the bridges built by the company since 1975.
In addition to many corporate and private collections, Schaul’s artwork is included in the permanent collections of The Clay Center’s Juliet Museum of Art, the West Virginia State Museum, and the University of Charleston, in Charleston, West Virginia and the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia. Schaul has had a very active role as a regional arts supporter having served on several boards, including the Kanawha Players, Sunrise Museum, Avampato Discovery Museum and currently the Advisory Board for The Clay Center for the Arts. She is also the Gallery Director Emeritus of The Art Store, where she served as Gallery Director for over twenty-five years.
The exhibition continues through the 10th of May at The Art Store, located in the Bridge Road Shops area of Charleston on 1013 Bridge Road. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 – 5:30; Saturday 10– 5 and anytime by appointment. For further information please call 345-1038 or visit the exhibition online at www.theartstorewv.com.