Late Shift: Gallery talk with Charlotte Schulz and Jessica Hough

Late Shift: Gallery talk with Charlotte Schulz and Jessica Hough

May 16, 2024
6pm
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Join us for a conversation featuring the artist and curator behind A Constellation of Small Events during our Late Shift hours on Thursday, May 16.

Charlotte Schulz, a Philadelphia-based artist, joins Jessica Hough, ArtYard’s deputy director and curator, for the talk at 6 PM. A Constellation of Small Events is on view through June 2.

Intermingling land, sea, and sky with fragments of domestic interiors, Charlotte Schulz’s drawings are dream-like spaces with no clear horizon to anchor them. Rendered using charcoal that she blends with her fingertips and shapes with delicate erasure, she creates compositions illuminated by foreboding light and weather. While the imagery is minutely scaled, the works themselves are up to three by four feet so that each one is made of a network of distinct and interlocking vignettes — a constellation of small events.

Peppered with symbolic objects — a bed, a telescope, an airplane — and often populated with a lone animal or tree, Schulz’s works are laden with emotional resonance. A single animal stranded in a shallow pond acts metaphorically to show us how land and mind are inextricably linked.