Pieter Schoolwerth

November 20, 2019 7PM

Theresa Lang Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th Street, Room I-202, New York NY

Pieter Schoolwerth is a painter, filmmaker, and musician who lives and works in New York. Schoolwerth’s ‘painting in the last instance’ captures invisible flows of abstraction that structure contemporary experience, and turns them into motifs for an elaborate new kind of figurative painting. In his work, the stuff of paint itself reappears as a supplement only at the end of a complex, multi-media effort to produce a figurative picture depicting the ‘once removed’ space of the virtual. Schoolwerth has exhibited internationally since 1994, his monograph Model as Painting was published by Sequence Press in 2019, and his mid-career survey show will open at the Kunstverein Hannover in October 2020. From 2003–2013 Schoolwerth ran Wierd Records and the Wierd Party on the LES of NYC, releasing music by 46 bands and producing over 500 live music, DJ, and performance art events.