Cartoons and Caricature in Contemporary Art, 1998 | curated by Ann Carew, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong - touring to Hamilton Art Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery, Mornington Penninsula Art Gallery and La Trobe Regional Gallery

"Tim Schultz's unabashed quotations from the exuberant traditions of seventeenth and eighteenth century French painting titillate the viewer with exaggerated impersonations of famous images. His two portraits of Venus, surrounded by pert putti, pay paradoxical homage to Rococo master, Francois Boucher. By representing the original images in a highly stylised, almost kitsch mannerism, Schultz expresses conflicting feelings within himself. His admiration for the richly flamboyant Rococo period is tempered by an awareness of its displacement in the present. His portraits distort the subject to convey the artist's yearning for a joy and pleasure he suspects might be lost to contemporary art and its viewers. Caricature enables him to both celebrate and question his passion for an outmoded aesthetic taste." Anna Clabburn, 'Whimsy in the White Cube', in Cartoons and Caricature in Contemporary Art, exh. cat. Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, 1998, p. 9.

Other artists in this exhibition include: Stephen Bush, Jeff Gibson, Maria Kozic, Linda Marrinon, Noel McKenna, Susan Norrie, Vivienne Shark LeWitt, Peter Tyndall, Guan Wei