Dana Schutz

Dana Schutz new paintings detail of one

A detail of “Strangers,” which shows a bent-over figure with one large eye peeking out. Credit Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

None of this would be too interesting if Ms. Schutz’s way with paint, like her way with images and details, were not so engrossing and perplexing, and did not provide so much to work with. Narrative and brushwork tangle and confuse, repel and seduce, often leaving us (or at least me) not sure if what’s going on is completely likable, or should be.

(Roberta Smith, “Dana Schutz’s New Paintings Just Might Be Her Best,” NYTimes, 2-7-19)

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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