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Dana Schutz
Bowler (2020)


Etching with aquatint in two colours
108 x 76 cm [42.5 x 30 inches]
Edition of 30, signed and numbered  

This edition has been generously donated by the artist and Two Palm’s Press, New York.
  


 



 

About the work

 

Dana Schutz’s has created Bowler, 2020, a two colour etching with aquatint in an edition of 30, for Whitechapel Gallery to accompany the exhibition Radical Figures; Painting in the New Millennium, 2 February – 25 May 2020. 

Schutz’s imagery poses pictorial questions with humour and imagination, while referencing the art historical. Often characters and figures appear to push out of the picture frame or twist to fit themselves on the canvas.

The figure of the bowler recurs in Schutz’s paintings and prints, such as an early minimalist painting of a bowling ball; a square, monochrome black painting with three finger holes. Here the Bowler possesses a menacing force, poised for action. The larger-than-life scale of the figure is imposing yet comical, destructive energy tightly confined within the picture’s borders. Schutz’s mark-making and drawing within the work is gestural and highly frenetic, adding to it’s dynamism and sense of ’bursting out’.

Schutz’s subject matter is the chaotic energy of everyday life and imagery. Sometimes her characters can eat themselves, creating an allegorical narrative where painting becomes its own subject. Schutz’s figures are often in impossible or contradictory situations, she says “I want the paintings to be singular and alive.”

The artist collaborated with Two Palm’s Press, New York to create this new edition.

 



About the artist

 

Dana Schutz (b. 1976, Livonia, Michigan) Dana Schutz lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at the Cleveland Art Institute and Columbia University in New York City. Her paintings feature grotesque figures engaged in absurd, humourous and sometimes abject activities. Referencing early 20th century art including German Expressionism and Cubism, Schutz often works in thick impasto and distorts elements of the human body.



Selected exhibitions

 

Dana Schutz’ work is held in the collections of MoMa, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; Tel Aviv Museum; Israel. Solo exhibitions include Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH (2017); Dana Schutz, ICA Boston, Boston, Massachusetts (2017). Recent solo exhibitions include Petzel Gallery, New York (2015); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal (2015); Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2014); the Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2013); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2012); the Miami Art Museum, Miami (2012)




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