22 х 19 in. cm.
Exhibiting the same visual language and themes as her paintings, Dana Schutz provides an intriguing portrait of a girl with one eye in this woodblock print. Typical of Schutz’s subjects, the girl is portrayed in a state of alarm as the one visible eye is opened wide as she holds a sharp object against her shoulder. Taking a cue from the girl’s expression, Schutz enhances the emotion and action of the composition through deliberate chips and scratches in the woodblock that vary in weight and size.
Dana Schutz (b.1976) creates expressive compositions that walk the line between tradition and invention. Her paintings seem, on the one hand, to embrace the classic narrative approach, forming stories through typical methods, yet on the other hand they exist in a surreal universe of her imagination, where her subjects are not completely realized. Schutz graduated from Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in 2000 and earned her MFA in 2002 from Columbia University. She was honored with the 2002 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, the 2003 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the 2007 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and the 2010 Columbia University Medal for Excellence. She has enjoyed many group and solo exhibitions over the past decade, with recent solo shows at the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2012); The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY (2012); Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (2012); Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (2011); Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (2011); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2010); Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy (2010); Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany (2010); and Zack Feuer Gallery, New York, NY (2009).
Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy