Dana Schutz, If the Face Had Wheels with Barry Schwabsky

Tuesday November 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Published to coincide with an exhibit at the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase in Fall 2011, this monograph offers the first comprehensive look at one of the most exciting young artists working today. Dana Schutz plumbs the depths of humor and horror, fantasy and reality in her colorful, expressive paintings, and this retrospective features paintings and drawings created by Schutz since 2001. Each of her wildly inventive series is represented, beginning with Frank as a Proboscis Monkey, which wittily depicts the last man on earth, to her current Verb paintings, in which a woman attempts to perform three incongruous activities at once. Schutz’s commentary on twenty-first-century politics, celebrity, religion, and mores is both absurdist and prescient. Her works are splashed with vibrant color and enriched with tactile brushwork. Schutz combines traditional technique with innovative content to create ambitious idiosyncratic paintings for our anxious age.

Dana Schutz is the recipient of the 2011 Roy R. Neuberger Prize, awarded every two years to an artist for an early career survey and monograph. This volume also features an essay by art historian Cary Levine and an interview with the artist by exhibition curator Helaine Posner.

Barry Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. He has also published two collections of poetry, Opera (Meritage Press) and Book Left Open in the Rain (Black Square Editions).

Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels will be exhibiting at the Neuberger Museum of Art (09/25/11 - 12/18/11), the Miami Museum of Art (01/29/12 - 03/18/12), and the Denver Art Museum (11/10/12 – 01/13/13). For more information, visit www.neuberger.org.

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