Apr 6, 2013 – Jul 14, 2013
Using a complex system of digital imaging and hand-painting, Harold Schlotzhauer emblazons surfboards, snowboards, skateboard decks, and kites with dynamic pop imagery. Having spent his formative years in California and now living and working in Bozeman, Mont., Schlotzhauer’s love of water and snow sports energizes this eclectic presentation of works. No matter what shape or surface he chooses to work on, a mastery of formal compositional elements can be seen throughout. Drawing from influences as diverse as Japanese block printing, Asian and American comic book imagery, and Pablo Picasso’s Synthetic Cubism, Schlotzhauer produces works of stunning originality.
APEX is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring emerging and established artists living in the Northwest. Presenting contemporary art in the context of the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Northwest Art, this program continues the Museum’s 120-year commitment to exhibiting, collecting, and celebrating the art of the region. APEX is supported in part by The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Endowments for Northwest Art, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and the Exhibition Series Sponsors.