Dana Schutz
John Zeppetelli, Benjamin Klein and Robert Enright

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
72 pp 33 col. ill. (18 plates) 10 x 9 in hardcover  
$22.95 Can. $24.95 U.S.
October 2015

Shutz.jpgspacerInformed by early twentieth-century avantgardes, principally cubism and expressionism, Dana Schutz’s art is an extraordinary and joyful mash-up where a multitude of references and allusions collide. The exhilarating results can be understood as a productive conversation with the history of painting and as a compelling testament to painting’s complex and unending death throes. With its conflations of Géricault, horror films, Ensor, Picasso, Guston, porn, and pop culture, her work appears to counter and confront the imperious Internet information colossus, where everything is available at once. This fully bilingual publication accompanies an original exhibition of new and recent work and documents Schutz’s first exhibition in Canada. Born in 1976, Dana Schutz is a New York based artist whose work over the past decade has had a notable influence on contemporary painting. She has had solo exhibitions at, notably, Miami Art Museum (2012); Denver Museum of Contemporary Art and Denver Art Museum (2012); and Hannover Kesterngesellschaft and Hepworth Wakefield (2013). Her work is found in numerous collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and Whitney Museum of American Art. In English and French.

John Zeppetelli is Director and Chief Curator at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Benjamin Klein is a Montreal-based artist, writer and independent curator. Robert Enright is the senior contributing editor for Border Crossings magazine and the University Research Chair in Art Theory and Criticism in the School of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Guelph.

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