Artist and Washington State University alumnus Michael Schultheis finds dynamic synergies in the languages of math and art. An economist and mathematician, with experience in the academic and corporate worlds, Schultheis employs analytical formulae within his luminous paintings. While the equations themselves offer a form of mathematical purity, Schultheis' art subjugates this precision into imperfect visions, leaving room for metaphor, storytelling, and beauty. His canvases often have the appearance of chalkboards filled progressively with mathematical notations and three-dimensional geometries, that pay homage to Greek mathematicians Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid and Archimedes. Fusing the abstract and observed, the rational and the experiential, Schultheis has forged an interdisciplinary, even holistic, practice, connecting us all in its expression.
LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The hours of our six galleries are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.
SPECIAL EVENT | Reception & Performance with Artist Michael Schultheis
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Wright/Harmon Gallery| Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is hosting a reception & performance with artist Michael Schultheis on Thursday, January 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wright/Harmon gallery. Enjoy the realms of math and art as they come together to tell a new kind of story. Everyone is welcome! Reception with light refreshments to follow.