Tuesday, September 25
Program | 6:30 pm
Artists' Champagne Reception | 8:00 pm
Great artists change the way we see the world, creating new ways to understand visual experience through the development of their unique perceptual apparatus. Their formal inventions allow them to see everything with a new lens and, thereby, unmake reality as we know it. Painters on Paintings is an opportunity to hear from game-changing artists Eric Fischl, NA, Peter Saul, NA, and Dana Schutz, NA about how their engaged methodology for viewing and interpretation extends to another artist’s work that they have chosen to discuss, parse, analyze and, ultimately, to celebrate.
Eric Fischl, NA (b. 1948, New York) lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY. He graduated from the California Institute of Arts in Valencia in 1972 and was a teacher between 1974 and 1978 at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Fischl had his first solo show, curated by Bruce W. Ferguson, at Dalhousie Art Gallery in Nova Scotia in 1975, before relocating to New York City in 1978. Fischl has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Albertina, Vienna in 2014; the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Malaga in 2010; the Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover in 2007-2008; the Stadtkirche Darmstadt in 2006, and the Delaware Center of Contemporary Art in 2006. He is represented by Skarstedt Gallery in New York; Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario; and the Jablonka Galerie in Koln, Germany.
Peter Saul, NA (b. 1934, San Francisco, CA) lives and works between New York, NY and Germantown NY. He studied at Washington University (1952-56) and the California School of Fine Arts. During 1956-64, he lived in London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Rome. His first show in New York took place at the Allan Frumkin Gallery in 1962. From 1981–2000 he taught fine arts at the University of Texas at Austin. A major retrospective of his work traveled from 2017-18 to the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfort and the Deichtor Hallen, Hamburg. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among many others. He is represented by Mary Boone Gallery, New York and Michael Werner Gallery, London.
Dana Schutz, NA (b. 1976, Livonia, Michigan) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University in New York City in 2002 and her BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio in 2000. Recent solo exhibitions include “Dana Schutz” at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and “Eating Atom Bombs” at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Transformer Station. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. She is represented by Petzel Gallery in New York; Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin and Thomas Dane in London.
Julie Heffernan, NA (b. 1956 in Peoria, Illinois) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Art. Her exhibition “When the Water Rises,” originating in 2016 at the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, is traveling to museums in red states throughout the country through 2019. Her work is in the permanent collections of Brooklyn Museum of Art, Me Museum in Berlin, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC, Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection; London, UK, Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond, VA, among others. Heffernan is represented by PPOW Gallery (New York) and Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco). Heffernan is a Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Her exhibition, “Hunter Gatherer,” is currently on view at PPOW in Chelsea.