MAM Playlist Party at The Standard Spa with Dana Schutz 1/15/12

MAM Playlist Party at The Standard Spa with Dana Schutz
January 15, 2012, 8pm
The Standard Spa
40 Island Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dana Schutz, one of the most important young painters to emerge in the past ten years, combines an absurdist sensibility with vibrant color and tactile brushwork. Among her many imaginative scenarios, she has used music-related subjects to springboard into ideas about monumentality, angst, and the construction of pop icons including, “The Breeders” (2002), an image of indie rock duo Kim and Kelly Deal; “Her Arms” (2003), a massive painting of Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth; “50 Foot Queenie” (2003 ) rock singer-songwriter PJ Harvey in; and “Autopsy of Michael Jackson” (2005). These, along with her 2008 series of paintings of bizarre obsessions, ”I’m into…”, (which include conceptual gardening, minimalist tattoos), and gravity and multiple references in interviews to music, prompt us to want to hear what Schutz is really into listening to in the studio these days.

Guest selectors are Dana Schutz, Tobias Ostrander, MAM Deputy Director/Chief Curator and Emily Mello, MAM Director of Education and Public Programs.

The Playlist Party is hosted by Esther Park and takes place monthly at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach.


Dana Schutz, “Guitar Girl,” 2009
Oil and acrylic on canvas with black velvet
60-1/4 x 48-1/4 inches
Collection of Maria and Alberto de la Cruz
© Dana Schutz
Courtesy of the artist and Zach Feuer, New York

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