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Dana Schutz: Men's Retreat, 2005
oil on canvas
96" x 120" x 1 3/4"
Photo courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery

 

 

NEW YORK, 20 JANUARY 2006—Born in Michigan in 1976, Dana Schutz received her MFA from Columbia and her BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work has been exhibited At the Venice Biennale 2003, Prague Biennial 2003 and SITE Santa Fe.

She currently lives in New York, where she is a rising star in the contemporary resurgence of painting, with upcoming shows in Berlin and Boston. Schutz’s works is currently featured in a major exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, entitled The Triumph of Painting  (Part II), until 5 February 2006.


Dana Schutz: Self Eater #2 , 2003
oil on canvas
32" x 34"
Photo courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery

Dana Schutz had this to say about her work in her show Self Eaters and the People Who Love Them now on view through 28 February 2006 at the Zach Feuer Gallery in New York:

 "My paintings are loosely based on meta-narratives. The pictures float in and out of pictorial genres. Still lives become personified, portraits become events, and landscapes become constructions. I embrace the area between which the subject is composed and decomposing, formed and formless, inanimate and alive. Recently I have been making paintings of sculptural goddesses, transitory still lives, people who make things, people who are made, and people who have the ability to eat themselves. Although the paintings themselves are not specifically narrative, I often invent imaginative systems and situations to generate information. These situations usually delineate a site where making is a necessity, audiences potentially don't exist, objects transcend their function, and reality is malleable."


Dana Schutz: Self Eater #3 , 2003
oil on canvas
90 x 81cm
Photo courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery

 

Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL)



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