Dana Schutz @ The Hepworth Wakefield

Dana Schutz, Bra Removal, 2012, Private Collection (courtesy of the artist, Petz
Dana Schutz, Bra Removal, 2012, Private Collection (courtesy of the artist, Petzel Gallery, New York and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin)

Maggie Gray reviews an exhibition of paintings by Dana Schutz at The Hepworth Wakefield, on view through January 26, 2014.

Gray writes that Schutz's "most effective works communicate that feeling with a sort of slapstick immediacy, felt rather than told. It’s not clear how the figure ‘Getting dressed all at once’ has found herself in such a tangle, but it’s easy to appreciate her dull-eyed exasperation, her testy contortions, and the synthetic drag of the clothes. Schutz's mute figures inspire empathy in the way a mime artist or silent comedian might: through a series of disarmingly vulnerable moments, self-consciously, farcically over-performed."