PDNB Gallery will present Arrangements: Abstract Relief Print, a solo exhibition by Don Schol of his recent linoleum cuts. Although PDNB specializes in showing photography and photo-based works, other media are highlighted as well. This will be Don Schol's second solo exhibition at PDNB Gallery.
Schol (b. 1941, Iowa) is known for his wood sculptures, often self-portraits. He studied art and philosophy at University of Dallas, receiving his Bachelor's Degree. He received his MFA at the University of Texas and was soon drafted into the Army where he served as a Second Lieutenant and "Combat Artist" in Vietnam.
About 40 years later in 2009, after a long career of teaching art at the University of North Texas, Schol created a series of woodblock prints that conveyed his personal experience with the demons of war. Vietnam Remembrances, the title of the series, approached the subject as universal to all war, but used specific imagery to the Vietnam conflict.
Because of his recent arthritis, woodcarving has become a difficult task. Woodcarving has always been his passion, as seen in his sculpture and wood block prints. Linoleum cuts became the next step, while also satisfying his appetite to carve. The new work featured in his upcoming show is abstract, quite different from the more figurative work he is known for.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through June 21.