Michael Schultheis & Nicola Parente: A Multi-Media Duo Exhibition

(Houston, TX, October 19, 2019) – Laura Rathe Fine Art announces a joint exhibition featuring new works by renowned Houston based artist, Nicola Parente and Seattle based artist, Michael Schultheis. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception and artist’s talk on Saturday, October 19th from 6-9pm at their 2707 Colquitt Street gallery.

 

Art challenges our way of thinking, providing a universal vessel for interpreting and communicating our complex daily realities. This joint exhibition showcases two attempts to unravel these complexities and their deeper, underlying interconnections through unique forms of abstract expressionism.

 

In a body of work marked by urban-inspired gestural fluidity, Houston favorite, Parente explores the interplay between fluid and static elements in today’s urban tapestry. Parente’s paintings and new body of photographic work engage the viewer in an unspoken dialogue that struggles to untangle our chaotic encounters within the urban environment and explore the aspects of life that our eyes cannot readily process.

 

Similar in complexity, Schultheis uses intricate mathematical mark-making to create mindscapes that transport the eye across the canvas in a style that he calls “analytical expressionism”. His sculptural work finds itself equally intriguing, highlighting the balance and form that provide the underlying basis of mathematics. Schultheis’ expressive works reflect the abstract world of numbers and boldly invite the viewer to consider the relationships between geometric models and the human experience.

 

This joint exhibition will be on display through November 29, 2019.

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

NICOLA PARENTE- A Houston resident for 29 years, Italian American artist Nicola Parente currently works out of his studio at Winter Street Studios. Working in a variety of media (painting, photography, installations, and textile design), he engages the viewer in dialogues of human encounter within the urban environment. Parente’s works can be seen in public and private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Ethiopia.  He obtained a BS from King’s College (PA) and a Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas (TX).

 

MICHAEL SCHULTHEIS- Seattle-based artist Michael Schultheis finds inspiration and elegance in the world of analytics. Schultheis has a background in mathematics and economics, giving his wildly colored abstract paintings the appearance of chalkboards filled progressively with notations and illustrations. In addition to his representation with several galleries nationwide, Schultheis has exhibited at the National Academies, the Rotunda Gallery at the National Academy of Sciences, Oregon State University, and The United States Embassy, Athens, Greece.

 

ABOUT LAURA RATHE FINE ART

 

With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities. 

 

LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele includes BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, Halliburton, and ConocoPhillips. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.

Energy of Light, 2019

Nicola Parente

Energy of Light, 2019

UV Curable archival pigment on archival metallic paper

20.50 x 20.50 in

Musings of Rebirth, 2019

Nicola Parente

Musings of Rebirth, 2019

Acrylic, ink, charcoal powder on panel

48 x 48 in

Midnight in the Cycloids of Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Midnight in the Cycloids of Ceva, 2019

Acrylic on Acrylic

60 x 72 in

Passion In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Passion In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72 in

Bonding Cycloids In Blue, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Bonding Cycloids In Blue, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in

Tenderness In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Tenderness In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72 in

Musings of Bliss, 2019

Nicola Parente

Musings of Bliss, 2019

Acrylic, ink, charcoal powder on panel

53 x 48 in

Musings of Vitality, 2019

Nicola Parente

Musings of Vitality, 2019

Acrylic, ink, charcoal powder on panel

48 x 48 in

Venn Dreams in Celadon, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Dreams in Celadon, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

72 x 72 in

Tender Bonding For Ceva Morning, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Tender Bonding For Ceva Morning, 2019

Acrylic on Acrylic

60 x 48 in

Bonding In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Bonding In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72 in

Venn Connections in Blue, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Connections in Blue, 2019

Acrylic on Panel

60 x 60 in

Musings of Time, 2019

Nicola Parente

Musings of Time, 2019

Acrylic, ink, charcoal powder on panel

36.50 x 28.50 in

Musings of Essence, 2019

Nicola Parente

Musings of Essence, 2019

Acrylic, ink, charcoal powder on panel

36.50 x 28.50 in

Tender Bonding For Ceva Midnight, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Tender Bonding For Ceva Midnight, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in

Cycloids of Ceva Key, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Cycloids of Ceva Key, 2019

Bronze with gold patina

48 x 19 x 3 in

Passionate Cycloids In Plum, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Passionate Cycloids In Plum, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in

Venn Partners in Plum, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Partners in Plum, 2019

Acrylic on Panel

60 x 60 in

Musings of Desire, 2019

Nicola Parente

Musings of Desire, 2019

Acrylic, ink, charcoal powder on panel

53 x 48 in

Musings of Radiance, 2019

Nicola Parente

Musings of Radiance, 2019

Acrylic, ink, charcoal powder on panel

28.50 x 36.50 in

Contentment In The Cycloids Of Ceva Morning, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Contentment In The Cycloids Of Ceva Morning, 2019

Oil On Canvas

60 x 60 in

Venn Fidelities Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Fidelities Ceva, 2019

Bronze

96 x 60 x 10 in

Pythagorean Hymns, 2015

Michael Schultheis

Pythagorean Hymns, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in

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Michael Schultheis & Nicola Parente: A Multi-Media Duo Exhibition
(Houston, TX, October 19, 2019) – Laura Rathe Fine Art announces a joint exhibition featuring new works by renowned Houston based artist, Nicola Parente and Seattle based artist, Michael Schultheis. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception and artist’s talk on Saturday, October 19th from 6-9pm at their 2707 Colquitt Street gallery. Art challenges our way of thinking, providing a universal vessel for interpreting and communicating our complex daily realities. This joint exhibition showcases two attempts to unravel these complexities and their deeper, underlying interconnections through unique forms of abstract expressionism. In a body of work marked by urban-inspired gestural fluidity, Houston favorite, Parente explores the interplay between fluid and static elements in today’s urban tapestry. Parente’s paintings and new body of photographic work engage the viewer in an unspoken dialogue that struggles to untangle our chaotic encounters within the urban environment and explore the aspects of life that our eyes cannot readily process. Similar in complexity, Schultheis uses intricate mathematical mark-making to create mindscapes that transport the eye across the canvas in a style that he calls “analytical expressionism”. His sculptural work finds itself equally intriguing, highlighting the balance and form that provide the underlying basis of mathematics. Schultheis’ expressive works reflect the abstract world of numbers and boldly invite the viewer to consider the relationships between geometric models and the human experience. This joint exhibition will be on display through November 29, 2019. ABOUT THE ARTISTS NICOLA PARENTE- A Houston resident for 29 years, Italian American artist Nicola Parente currently works out of his studio at Winter Street Studios. Working in a variety of media (painting, photography, installations, and textile design), he engages the viewer in dialogues of human encounter within the urban environment. Parente’s works can be seen in public and private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Ethiopia. He obtained a BS from King’s College (PA) and a Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas (TX). MICHAEL SCHULTHEIS- Seattle-based artist Michael Schultheis finds inspiration and elegance in the world of analytics. Schultheis has a background in mathematics and economics, giving his wildly colored abstract paintings the appearance of chalkboards filled progressively with notations and illustrations. In addition to his representation with several galleries nationwide, Schultheis has exhibited at the National Academies, the Rotunda Gallery at the National Academy of Sciences, Oregon State University, and The United States Embassy, Athens, Greece. ABOUT LAURA RATHE FINE ART With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities. LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele includes BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, Halliburton, and ConocoPhillips. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.
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