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Ancestral Altars and chlorophyll prints at Barrister Books

An exhibition organized by Artist’s Book Editions at Barristers Books, Staunton, Virginia included cast chlorophyll prints, artist’s books, and limited edition books by Robert Schultz. The small exhibition, June 19 – August 1, 2015, was occasioned by APE’s publication of Ancestral Altars by Robert Schultz and I Went Into the Large Space by Lyndia Terre.…

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“Out from the Oak” video by Marc Neys

Video artist Marc Neys has produced a video rendering of a passage out of Robert Schultz’s poem, “When the Magnitude of the Possible Dawned.” The video, a product of the Poetry Storehouse initiative, can be found below. Neys discusses the video and his creative process on his site, Swoon.

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American Wars, American Words

Robert Schultz chaired a panel at the American Literature Association’s annual convention in Boston, Spring 2015, that examined American writers’ responses to war. He was invited to do so by Ethan Knight, the panel organizer, because one of the papers treated War Memoranda, the word & image collaboration between Schultz and artist Binh Danh. Dr.…

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Tom Liljenquist visits War Memoranda exhibition

Tom Liljenquist, donor of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War portraits (Library of Congress), visited the “War Memoranda” exhibition at the Taubman Museum. Mr. Liljenquist also had loaned a group of Civil War ambrotypes and tintypes to accompany the leafprints made from images in his collection.

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Ancestral Altars contains two multimedia “moving poems”

Katherine McNamara, publisher-editor of Artist’s Proof Editions, created multidimensional treatments of two poems in Robert Schultz’s book, Ancestral Altars. The “moving poem” of “Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Night” combines original photographs, appropriated images, sound effects, and audio of the poet reading his poem. McNamara’s treatment of “Ancestral Altar, No. 7” features the gradual presentation of the…

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Binh Danh and Robert Schultz speak at National Gallery of Art

Sunday, September 22, 2013 in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, collaborators Binh Danh and Robert Schultz spoke about their exhibition, “War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Renewal.” The slide talk treated their project in relation to the NGA’s exhibition, “Tell It with Pride,” centered on the 54th Massachusetts Regiment—the…

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The Grass Over Graves exhibit at Washington & Lee University

Binh Danh’s recent exhibition, The Grass Over Graves (Washington & Lee University, Lexinton, VA, January 4 – Febuary 4, 2011), included work growing out of his collaboration with Robert Schultz. A Daguerreotype portrait of Schultz next to a Daguerreotype rendering of his poem, “Amulet,” was in the exhibition. The poem describes a wounded U.S. Civil War soldier looking at his beloved in a small Daguerreotype photograph that he keeps in a locket hung around his neck. When he looks at the picture’s metallic surface he sees his own face mingled with hers. A visitor to the gallery who read the poem there saw his or her face reflected among the…

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