May 7, 2012

The figure: Christopher Moss, Scooter LaForge, Dana Schutz

Fantastic, irreverent figurative paintings are on view both in Chelsea and in Bushwick this month. At Theodore:Art, Christopher Moss turns the head into a blocky minimalist landscape/architectural element, and Scooter LaForge creates odd, inventive narratives. In her first show at Friedrich Petzel, Dana Schutz continues her exploration of the awkward dysfunction that accompanies human interaction. For something more exquisite, go see the engraved portraits from the 1600s on display at Pocket Utopia (where I was the guest gallerist this past weekend) through May 25. Tom Micchelli wrote a terrific review of the show in Hyperallergic Weekend on Sunday.

Christopher Moss

 Seventy 12 x 12 inch paintings by Christopher Moss, installation at Theodore: Art

 Christopher Moss

 Christopher Moss

 Scooter LaForge, Escape from Witch Mountain, 2012, oil on canvas, 44 X 44 inches

 Scooter LaForge, Rock Concert, 2011, oil on canvas, 40 X 50 inches

 Scooter LaForge, installation view.

 Dana Schutz, Ear on Fire, 2012, oil on canvas, 40 x 36 inches

 Dana Schutz, Small Apartment, 2012, oil on canvas, 57 x 83 inches

Dana Schutz, Hop, 2012, oil on canvas, 96 x 90 inches

 Dana Schutz, installation view.

"Dana Schutz: Piano in the Rain," Friedrich Petzel, New York, NY. Through June 16, 2012.
"Scooter LaForge/Chris Moss," Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York. Through June3, 2012.
"Artists and Other Frenchmen," Pocket Utopia, LES, New York, NY. Through May 25, 2012.


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