Wissahickon , 2018. Acrylic, graphite, and pastel on canvas, 30” x 56”

Wissahickon, 2018. Acrylic, graphite, and pastel on canvas, 30” x 56”

Petrology - Gallery 2
Rebecca Schultz

Hosted @ DVAA - July 25 - August 5

Petrology is an installation comprised of large-scale paintings inspired by the rock formations Rebecca observed and sketched during her recent travels--Iceland, New England, Wyoming, and the Philadelphia region. Working with rocks has informed both the formal and emotional elements of her process: shapes and lines that have introduced her to new modes of mark-making and composition alongside reflections on impermanence. Rocks appear immutable but they are formed by the most extreme, dynamic, and elemental processes on our planet. In capturing the essence of rock formations, Rebecca is reflecting upon what they have already witnessed and what they will experience as our planet changes.