Pete Schulte


April 2-26, 2016

A Letter Edged In Black 4: No Quarter is the conclusion of a two-part Nashville Suite of installations that commenced with A Letter Edged In Black 3: Expulsion at 5 Rooms last fall. Comprised of works on paper, objects, a wall drawing, and a sound piece (with music composed and performed by Brad Davis and Andrew Raffo Dewar), the installation at The Packing Plant utilizes the language of abstraction as a carrier of meaning and means by which to explore and speak to facets of the culture within which it is entrenched. Specifically, Nashville, and its position as purveyor (judge, jury, arbiter) of a certain form of musical culture will serve as a metaphor for 'The Garden', whose machinations regularly subjugate the creative spirit to acts of denigration, defeat, expulsion, and endurance.

Pete Schulte was born and raised in a country called the Midwest. He received an MFA from The University of Iowa in 2008.  Drawing is the cornerstone of his practice, which includes the integration of sculpture, site-specific, and curatorial activities. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include A Letter Edged In Black 3: The Expulsion at 5 Rooms in Nashville, Coupling (with Amy Pleasant) at The Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest, Georgia, Build A Fire at whitespace in Atlanta, John Dilg Paintings / Pete Schulte Drawings at Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, New York, Between Moth And Flame at whitespace in Atlanta, A Letter Edged In Black at The Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Pardon up Here at Luise Ross Gallery in New York. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Look&Listen in Saint-Chamas, France and in Simplest Means at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York. He has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Hambidge, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Atlantic Center For Art and Threewalls. Art in America, World Sculpture News, Burnaway, ArtsAtl, and The New Art Examiner have reviewed his work, among other publications. In 2016 he will have solo exhibitions at Auburn University and at Jeff Bailey Gallery. Pete Schulte currently divides his time between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, where he teaches at The University of Alabama. He co-founded The Fuel And Lumber Company with Amy Pleasant in the summer of 2013.