Previous Shows: 2014: Soft Eyes: Statement
Soft Eyes: An Exhibition for Curating Contemporary
Assembled by Pete Schulte
Detective Bunk: You know what you need at a crime scene?
Detective Greggs: Rubber gloves?
Bunk: Soft eyes…
Greggs: Like I’m suppose-ta-cry-n-shit?
Bunk: You got soft eyes you can see the whole thing...
You got hard eyes you staring at the same tree, missing the forest…
Greggs: …uh… zen-shit?
Bunk: Soft eyes, grasshopper.
I’m not sure why the above scene from The Wire was perpetually playing in my head throughout the process of assembling this exhibition for Curating Contemporary, but I think that it must have something to do with art.
Pete Schulte was born and raised in a country called the Midwest. He received an MFA from The University of Iowa in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include, Between Moth And Flame at whitespec in Atlanta, A Letter Edged In Black at The Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Pardon up Here at Luise Ross Gallery, NY, which was thoughtfully reviewed by Carol Diehl for Art in America. His work was also included in Simplest Means, a group show at Jeff Bailey Gallery, NY. Schulte has been artist-in-residence at The Atlantic Center For The Arts, Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, and Threewalls. He currently teaches at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
All images courtesy of the artist.