Zoë Shulman : THE ALLEGORY OF GOOD AND BAD GOVERNMENT

January 12th - February 10th, 2018

Opening Reception
Friday January 12th, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm with the artist in attendance
Facebook event link HERE.

THE ART OF VOTING - Voter Registration Event & Fundraiser
Saturday January 17th, 2018 benefiting League of Women Voters and Texas Civil Rights Project
12:00pm to 5:00pm with presentation at 1:00pm
Facebook event link HERE.

Artist Discussion & Catalog Signing
Saturday February 3rd, 2018
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Facebook event link HERE.

Location
2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 111, Austin, TX 78702

This exhibit, and it's events are held in conjunction with Print Austin 2018.


Click above for catalog preview.

Limited Edition Exhibit Catalog

This perfect bound soft cover catalog is limited to an edition of 50.  Sized 9" x 6" with 54 page, each copy is signed by the artist.  Contents include: 

  • Photos of all artworks in the exhibition
  • Photos of the exhibit installed
  • Exhibit description
  • Artist statement
  • Artist biography
  • Artist CV
  • Essay by the artist about the exhibition and body of work.

Cost of $20.00 each includes any applicable taxes.
Catalogs can be picked up from gallery in Austin Texas.  All deliveries require an additional packing & shipping charge.

PURCHASE online HERE or contact the gallery.



View ARTWORKS currently available on the Artist's page HERE.

THE ALLEGORY OF GOOD AND BAD GOVERNMENT is Zoë Shulman’s second solo exhibition with CAMIBAart Gallery.  Using elaborate geometric symbols to express the virtues and vices of government, this series of twenty hexagon shaped artworks are presented as diptychs in a candle-lit gallery.  The exhibition’s largest focal artwork juxtaposes good and bad government, while smaller meditations of the individual virtues and vices line the surrounding gallery walls.  Like a religious shrine, the diptychs offer a space for inner transformation, moral enlightenment, and salvation in the face of fascism.

This exhibition provides a vision of America’s democratic republic that is both morally introspective and politically active.  Zoë Shulman has translated the fundamental allegoric structure of Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s medieval fresco “Good and Bad Government” into a system of geometric symbolism, conveying a moral American government.  Informed by cross-cultural symbols, biblical themes, and the ancient philosophy of alchemy, this geometric symbolism resonates with humanity’s timeless aspirations and fears, prompting the viewer to compare idealisms between the work and their own political reality.

In her own words:

“Desperation and lack of representation drive my need to raise my voice and make an empowering statement." 

“Akin to the seven deadly sins, the nine vices and their virtuous counterparts construct the moral building blocks of good and bad government."

“As a painter, I consider much of my work to function as windows, and with my "Allegory of Good and Bad Government", I intend to open a holy window and allow a path of light to illuminate a moral narrative.  As an exhibition, the work becomes a candle-lit shrine that evokes moral introspection and political activism."

About the Artist:

Zoë Shulman earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013.  Since graduation she has exhibited works in a variety of galleries, museums and universities nationally and internationally.  Notable exhibitions include “The 2017 Biennial: Origins in Geometry” at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, “The 2014 Minnesota Biennial” at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, "The 20th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition" at the Burren College of Art in Ireland, and “The Nasty Women Exhibition” at the Knockdown Center in New York.  Zoë recently completed artist residencies at both The Banff Centre and The Vermont Studio Center.  She currently lives and works in Austin Texas where she is represented by CAMIBAart Gallery.

View the Artist's exhibit statement coming soon HERE.