Tuesday, February 07, 2006

dana schutz

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"Face Eater"....Schutz is the new buzz in ny..she just had a big spread in the new issue of vogue. I love this painting!!

18 Comments:

Anonymous nolan simon said...

Apparently she's from Livonia. I tried to organize an interview and was told that she won't be doing any more interviews this year, and that I should try back in 2007.

nice.

1:22 PM  
Blogger ann said...

man! I was going to try and interview her too! :( boo!

2:57 PM  
Anonymous interested party said...

Dana Schutz is scheduled to be a Woodward Lecturer at CCS this Fall....
DANA SCHUTZ, painter
Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.

At age 29, Detroit native Dana Schutz has recently taken the art world by storm: a sold-out solo exhibition in a New York City gallery, inclusion in the PS1/MoMA "Greater New York 2005" exhibition; stellar reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice; profiled as a top artist in the February '06 Vogue magazine; a slot in the prestigious 50th Venice Biennial in Italy...Not bad for a hometown girl. Her work, described as "‘teetering on the edge of tradition and innovation," comprises an expressionistic universe full of cannibals, monsters, corpses, and primordial landscapes. Born in Livonia, MI, in 1976, Schutz lives and works in New York. She earned her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and received her master’s from the Columbia University School of Fine Arts in New York. She has also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and the Norwich School of Art and Design in England. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Site Santa Fe, New Mexico; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; JCCC/Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kan.; LFL Gallery, New York; and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, and group exhibitions at The Saatchi Collection, London; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany; The Venice Biennial, Italy; and The Prague Biennial, Czech Republic.

8:11 PM  
Blogger busty said...

Is this stuff in your face or what? The best painting sneaks up on you. Like life.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Busty, I like your anology, but I am confused.....do you care for her work or not?

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm,

Am I the only one who finds this work a bit "oprah's book club"-esque?

Its just "gritty" enough to be somewhat interesting, but still relativly safe.

Not bad, but not particulary fascinating to me.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm,

Am I the only one who finds this work a bit "oprah's book club"-esque?

Its just "abstract" enough to be somewhat interesting, but still relativly safe in my opinion.

Not bad, but not particulary fascinating to me.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous busty said...

Feels like illustration to me. There seems to be some Bay Area influences, minus the sophistication. Definitely Oprah material.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my opinion may not be worth anything but i am not particularly a fan. I am not trying to say these are not quality paintings. But because they are bought and sold and wideley exhibited does not necessarily make them good or bad, it does mean they are popular. I remember Richard Jerzy saying you probably won't see the best painters, they're working in their basements their whole lives and are never seen.

Though he's much older and from an older generation if you want to see some "good" figure painting look at Frank Auerbach.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous another voice said...

QUOTE......Its just "abstract" enough to be somewhat interesting, but still relativly safe in my opinion.....UNQUOTE

anonymous, could you clarify what you mean by "safe"? I am just curious

4:11 PM  
Anonymous another voice said...

QUOTE......Its just "abstract" enough to be somewhat interesting, but still relativly safe in my opinion.....UNQUOTE

anonymous, could you clarify what you mean by "safe"? I am just curious

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"safe" is in reference to painterly approach. This work has mass appeal; it's very accessable (not a bad things by any means). Though I think her technique is somewhat of a reversion to past methods (still not a bad thing), to the extetent that anyone who has taken a survey in Modernism can look and say "I like this, I understand this."
At the same time, this is not work that is going to be featured at some "starving artists" expo. It's certianly not THAT accessable.
It's not "bad" work. It's walking a line.......just not a like I feel particularly engaged in.
I think part of this stems from the very controlled/very trained "childlike nievity" with a "darker" side to it. That, coupled w/ the "beautiful freak" element are just not generally my bag.

To be honest though I do like "face eater" and the "reclining nude."

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think safe painting is fun. Abstract painting can be scary though - I don't like to be scared. Funny though when it is abstract and safe, sometimes silly, he he. When I have fun painting funny abstract paintings I some sometimes think I feel safe in that funny place, but reall I just feel funny. How do you all feel?

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's pretty funny you freak. get a life and take this serious blog more seriously.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous biddie said...

Frank Auerbach is not a "figure" painter. He is a painter who occasionally incorporates figurative references in his very abstract pictures. He is an "oilist"---someone who revels in the unctious wonderful-ness of oil paint.

I coined that term, dont bother looking it up.

9:02 AM  
Blogger chicomacho said...

this chick is hanging in the moma, WAY OVERHYPED.... no one at her age, a few years out of school should be hanging in the MOMA, just shows how the art world doesnt' know shit and is more concerned with making money than actually promoting difficult challenging work. There is nothing about this shit that is new or remotely groundbreaking. I heard now she is working on abstract paintings....what a fucking joke

12:02 PM  
Blogger John said...

I'm from Livonia, too, but not taking New York by storm...yet!

http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/j/johnmac/

ST. CROIX PAINTER TO SHOWCASE
HIS WORK IN CHICAGO MUSEUM

By Ayesha Morris
Copyright 2008 Virgin Islands Daily News

Flinging tubes of paint against canvas is John McCarthy’s signature. The resulting streaks, created from drips or strings of Utrecht oil colors, are his abstract imaginings.
“It’s how I prefer to paint,” 45-year-old McCarthy from his Gallows Bay Marketplace studios on St. Croix. “I’m hoping this will be my trademark style.”
That style is being showcased at Chicago’s Aldo Castillo Contemporary Arts Museum where five of his paintings will be exhibited as part of a group show on view today until Oct. 11.
The exhibit is tiled “The Art of Buying Art: Important and Collectable Original Art.”
The gallery will display McCarthy’s “Cow Skull Sunrise,” “Venus Fly Trap,” “Warhol Does Pollock,” “Narrow Stairs,” and “Syringe Effect: Death Throes.”
His work is among that of more than 20 artists in the show.
“This exhibition is consistent with our curator Aldo Castillo’s mission of promoting and exposing the work of emerging and established world-wide artists and to the advancement of art education for children and the community as a whole,” according to a statement from the gallery.

5:43 PM  

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