Dana Schutz: Piano in the Rain

Dana Schutz, Builing the Boat While Sailing, oil on canvas, 2012, 120 x 156 inch
Dana Schutz, Builing the Boat While Sailing, oil on canvas, 2012, 120 x 156 inches (courtesy Friedrich Petzel Gallery)

James Kalm visits the exhibition Dana Schutz: Piano in the Rain at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, on view through June 16, 2012.

Kalm writes: "With this exhibition, the artist appears to be thinning down her paint, exercising a more virtuosic and slippery brush stroke, and striving for a fresher and more spontaneous style. Melding a goofy figuration with painterly abstraction, viewers are given a choice to appreciate the narrative or the process with which these pictures are fabricated."