Emerita Cornelia Schulz in About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters
September 24 to December 17, 2017
Cornelia Schulz will participate in ”About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters” at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek.
Political conversations have turned a renewed spotlight on women and their power and influence on every corner of society, including the arts. In the spirit of continued discovery, About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters celebrates 16 Bay Area women artists, emerging and established, who have worked in abstraction for years. There is no monolithic visual definition of abstraction, and this show provides a platform for a breadth of work that features precise, powerful lines, as well as gestural patterns.
While Bay Area art history is rooted in figurative art, the past few decades show us that abstract art is flourishing. The work in About Abstraction suggests a kinship with the Abstract Expressionist movement of 1940s SoHo and San Francisco, and illustrates the enduring vitality and power of nonrepresentational art for well over a century.
Participating artists: Lorene Anderson, Eva Bovenzi, Donna Brookman, Heather Day, Amy Ellingson, Linda Geary, Rebekah Goldstein, Emanuela Harris-Sintamarian, Danielle Lawrence, Naomie Kremer, Michelle Mansour, Alicia McCarthy, Mel Prest, Cornelia Schulz, Michele Théberge, Canan Tolon.
Cornelia Schulz influenced generations of artists having taught in the Art Studio Program for 30 years and twice chaired the Department. Her paintings are included in national and international collections.
Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596