Friday, October 2, 2015

Dana Schutz at Friedrich Petzel


Everyone has these like huge opinions on Schutz. Which drives everyone else to stake larger opinions for themselves. Which causes even further polemics, ballooning so far as to remove any air for little thoughts.

I enjoy Alice Neel for all the moments gone awry in a face. Upon an upper lip you will find hanging a bouquet of exotic birds, a moment of painting brilliance. Martin Creed's portraits channel these "oopsies" moment all over the canvas by painting blindfolded. Schutz actually attempts forcing it, to comprise a painting as a series of series of "painting events" in clean cubo-futurism. Sometimes it works.

Sanya Kantarovsky at Marc FoxxVittorio Brodmann at Freedman Fitzpatrick