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Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels


Client: Denver Art Museum
Dates on view: November 11, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Exhibition total area: 6,000 sq. ft.
Checklist: 40 paintings and drawings


Dana Schutz combines fantasy and reality, humor and horror, to create figurative paintings that abound with expressionist energy. Her distinctive visual style is characterized by vibrant color and raw and tactile brushwork. Schutz’s subjects spring from an absurdist sensibility as she invents imaginary stories or hypothetical situations that are bizarre and impossible, yet oddly compelling. This first 10-year survey features 31 paintings and 9 drawings created since 2001 and includes work from each of her inventive series.

Organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels also travels to the Miami Art Museum and is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalog.



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All photographs courtesy of Denver Art Museum | Jeff Wells