CAROLEE THE PAINTER
by Charlie Finch
The most comprehensive exhibition of Carolee Schneemann
’s work and career is on view through July 25 at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
at SUNY New Paltz. The show’s title "Within and Beyond the Premises" shrewdly points to a new perspective on Carolee’s praxis, for the "premises" are painting and the picture plane expanded outward. As Carolee remarked in 1993, "I’m a painter. I’m still a painter and I will die a painter. Everything that I have developed has to do with extending visual principles off the canvas."