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For Immediate Release

WHAT: Apart at the Seams:
Drawings and paintings by Sylvia Schuster and Allen D. (Big Al) Carter
WHERE: Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth

WHEN: April 24, 2008 -- continuing
Artist led gallery talk on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 3:00p.m.

With a career spanning four decades, Sylvia Schuster is an established artist who has earned numerous scholarships, awards and grants. Drawing from the figure with a focus on the sculptural dimensions of the human head, Schuster asks us to consider drawing not only as a way of seeing but also as a way of thinking about the condition of being human and of existence itself. Schuster’s work is characterized by powerful, large scale drawings of classical heads and figures.


Schuster describes her work as “bold and straightforward. Sometimes it’s more primitive or sometimes it’s more classical, but it’s definitely something that is not timid.”


Big Al Carter’s paintings are larger than life in size and power and scope – an equal to the artist’s personality and to his reputation as a painter’s painter and to his career as a distinguished teacher and mentor to young artists. Carter taught for more than two decades in the Arlington County, Virginia Public Schools. He creates works on every imaginable surface – cardboard, canvas, wood, linoleum, masonite, scarps of metal, even old picture frames. Working in a variety of techniques and styles, Carter creates bold, dynamic images.



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