From July 5th to July 12th visitors to the Monterey Museum of Art- La Mirada can see San Francisco-based artist Andrew Schoultz create a one-of-a-kind mural before their very eyes. Andrew has set up shop at the museum for the past three weeks creating a unique installation for the museum’s “In Process” series. This particular program allows a contemporary artist full access and freedom to revamp an empty gallery space into something all their own.
Andrew is most known for his whimsical imagery backed with deep roots in history and controversial themes which are evident in this gallery takeover. He pulls from a variety of styles ranging from 15th century German map making to graffiti street art to create intricate, large-scale murals.
Andrew is particularly excited about his new exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art- La Mirada and jumped at the opportunity to takeover the museum. Andrew stated that he is “always looking for an impactful experience and it’s been an honor to be in Monterey with such a massive show.” Andrew also likes the fact that the entrance into the museum is so unassuming compared to the interior and allows for an optimal viewer experience.
Art enthusiasts and curious spectators have until July 12th to see the dynamic artist put the final touches on the site-specific piece taking inspirations from Monterey’s rich history and culture.
Here’s a sneak peek into the exhibit so far.
Aside from the dedicated gallery, Andrew has several other pieces on display throughout the museum. Every piece has hidden metaphors waiting for the viewer to put their personal spin on the meaning behind it.
Andrew and his artistic abilities will be “on display” from July 5th to July 12th during regular museum hours. The final piece will be unveiled during an Opening Reception on July 12th from 6pm-10pm and on exhibit until November 17th.