Friday, July 12, 2013, the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey California will be opening a special exhibition and installation from San Francisco-based, and March 2012 cover artist, Andrew Schoultz. Juxtapoz spent a few days with Mr. Schoultz on the Monterey peninsula as he prepared his site-specific mural, a multi-storied piece that takes into account the various nautical and town histories of the famed fishing city south of SF.
The Monterey Peninsula in California, not only home to some of the world’s most beautiful coastline, golf courses, and renowned marine aquariums, but some of the richest art history. From Pop and Jazz festivals, John Steinbeck’s novels, to being a gateway to the Bohemian Big Sur community, Monterey, literally and figuratively, is central to the story of creative California itself.
San Francisco-based Andrew Schoultz opens an exhibition and mural at the Monterey Museum of Art this July, taking into account the unique position that the coastal city holds in the state’s legacy. “Monterey is a city of ‘firsts’ for California,” Schoultz told us. “It is the first Capitol of California, the American public building in California, Colton Hall, was built there in 1849, and the first narrow gauge railroad in California was built there in 1874. I’m interested in the novels by John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row, as well Richard Henry Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast, whih describes Monterey before it was claimed by the US. For the mural, I’m thinking of a heavy nautical theme, putting the viewer right beneath massive waves and a massive ship. These are just some of the things I’m coming across and would like to have fabricate into something for the work in the show.”
The exhibition will be on display through November 17, 2013.