Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels
January 15 - February 26, 2012
Exhibition Preview: January 14, 6-9pm
Dana Schutz combines fantasy and reality, humor and horror, to create figurative paintings that abound with expressionist energy. One of the most important young artists to emerge in the past ten years, she has developed a distinctive visual style characterized by vibrant color and raw and tactile brushwork. The subjects of Schutz's paintings spring from an absurdist sensibility as she invents imaginary stories or hypothetical situations that are bizarre and impossible, yet oddly compelling. As the artist states, "I embrace the area between which the subject is composed and decomposing, formed and formless, inanimate and alive."
Swimming, Smoking, Crying, 2009
Oil on canvas
45 x 48 in.
Collection Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, Gift of Marti and Tony Oppenheimer and the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation
Opening Reception for Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels
Saturday, January 14, 6-9PM
Artist talk by Dana Schutz begins 6:30pm. Space is limited. First come, first seated. Reception following with DJ Ess & Emm, donation bar. MAM members free, non-members $10. RSVP@miamiartmuseum.org or 305.375.1704.
Playlist Party at The Standard Spa with Dana Schutz
Sunday, January 15, 8PM
Artist Dana Schutz, and MAM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander and Director of Education Emily Mello are guest presenters for the January Playlist Party. The Playlist Party is hosted by Esther Park and takes place monthly at The Standard Spa, 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Saturdays are Free for Families: “Figures and Fables”
Saturday, February 11, 1-4PM, tours at 2PM
Explore the art of Dana Schutz in the plaza-level galleries. Think of a friend or family member whose figure could be exaggerated or distorted and pictured in a fanciful situation. Express your imagination in the auditorium painting workshop. Free to the public. Presented by MetLife Foundation with additional support provided by Miami Salon Group.
Online Visitors' Gallery
Interviews with Dana Schutz reveal the artist's insight into ten selected works in the exhibition Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels, on view January 15 - February 26, 2012. Click on the thumbnails below to hear the artist speak about featured works of art.
Content created by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase.
Exhibition Support and Organization
Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York and curated by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator. Schutz is the 2011 recipient of the Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize, awarded every two years to an artist for an early career survey and monographic catalogue. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, Carlo Bronzini Vender and Tanya Traykovski, Helen Stambler Neuberger and Jim Neuberger, and Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell.
The Miami presentation is supported by Joan Reynolds Linclau.