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Fall Connection Speaker Series | Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson

November 18, 2013
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM | 1219 SW PARK AVENUE
7PM
Fall Connection Speaker Series | Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson

Dana Schutz combines fantasy and reality, humor and horror, to create figurative paintings that abound with expressionist energy. Her distinctive visual style is characterized by vibrant color and raw and tactile brushwork. Schutz's subjects spring from an absurdist sensibility as she invents imaginary stories or hypothetical situations that are bizarre and impossible, yet oddly compelling. 

Ryan Johnson lives and works in New York and was born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1978. He received an MFA from Columbia University in 2003. His large mixed media sculptures explore psychological and imaginative narratives. His works have been shown in Italy, Luxembourg and New York.


image: Dana Schutz | Getting Dressed All At Once | 2012

Jason Mandella | Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York