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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

RESCHEDULED: NEW YORK | Artist Breakfast with Dana Schutz

Start Date: 4/23/2019 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 4/23/2019 9:30 AM EDT

Venue Name: The 8th Floor

Location:
17 West 17th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY  United States  10011

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Contact:
ArtTable Programs
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


 

FEE
Members I $20
Guests | $25

 

Join ArtTable for Artist Breakfasts, a series of conversations with artists. These intimate monthly breakfasts feature leading figures in the visual arts in discussion with curators, academics, and critics. This month we will hear from Dana Schutz, whose current exhibition, Imagine Me and You, is currently on view at Petzel until February 23. 
 
Imagine Me and You depicts strange terrain where clouds hover like rocks, ground is composed of jawbones, and mountains suspend writhing histories and political dilemma. Here, characters travel in groups or pairs, their features pocked and marred by exterior forces or molded by interior psychic malady. Alone and often monstrous, they struggle to inhabit their own image. Their figuration is informed by their task at hand and own felt sensation—a fishlike runner tries to escape her body on an endless treadmill, a lecturer giving a Ted Talk feels her face as she shapes it, and a multi-limbed painter tries to hold up her studio and canvas while the walls tumble in an earthquake.
The surfaces of Schutz’s new paintings are layered and built up with thick impasto. Figures become walking palettes as paint, daubed and squeezed straight from the tube, create scars, wounds, nipples or noses.  Other times, the paint is sculpted, as in the painting Bat, molding it as an imprint of an iconoclast’s weapon that has swiped across the character’s face.
As paint is used as a sculptural material to build subjects, five new bronze sculptures render Schutz’s pictorial elements as objects. The sculptures, first molded in clay and later cast in bronze, are gestural and direct. There is a physicality of feeling combined with absurdity that is comically tragic—an anguished man sports an extra head, a smoker exhales a sculptural cloud, and a woman mashes her breasts together under a setting sun. One sculpture, Washing Monsters, echoes the painting of the same title—a man stranded on a mountain top caresses and cares for a presence that he fears. The weight of the monster’s arm hugs him in companionship yet confines him for eternity.
Dana Schutz was born in 1976 in Livonia, Michigan. She has been the subject of museum exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Schutz’s solo exhibitions include Eating Atom Bombs at the Transformer Station, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (2018); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2017); Musée d’art contemporain de Montéal (2015); Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2014); Hepworth Wakefield Museum, Wakefield, United Kingdom (2013); Miami Art Museum; Denver Art Museum (2012); Neuberger Museum in Purchase, New York (2011); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemoranea di Trento e Roverto, Italy (2010); and the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (2006). She has participated in many acclaimed group exhibitions, including The Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Riotous Baroque: From Cattelan to Zurbarán Manifestations of Precarious Vitality, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (2012); Take Two. Worlds and Views: Contemporary Art from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2007); and Clandestine, Venice Biennale, Venice (2003).

This program is generously hosted by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor.
Inspired by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The 8th Floor gallery is committed to broadening the access and availability of art to New York audiences. Seeking to foster cultural exchange, The 8th Floor explores the potential of art as an instrument for social change in the 21st century, through an annual program of innovative contemporary art exhibitions and an events program comprised of performances, salon-style discussions, and those organized by external partners. Revolution from Without... features five artists and two collectives - Tania Bruguera, Tony Cokes, Chto Delat, Raqs Media Collective, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Dread Scott, and Mark Wallinger - whose practices engage structures of power that determine who is entitled to, and excluded from, access to human rights and positions of privilege. Revolution from Without..., the first in a two-year series of exhibitions under the larger title Revolutionary Cycles, will be on view at the Foundation's exhibition space, The 8th Floor, in New York City from January 17 through May 4, 2019.


This program is gernerously funded by the Pollock Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions.  The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit
www.pkf.org for more information.
Thank you to ArtTable NY's Artist Breakfast Committee for organizing this event. 


 
Image: Dana Schutz. Mountain Group. 2018. Oil on Canvas. 120 X 156 inches. 
ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization.
All programs are non-refundable.

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