Dana Schutz

Face Eater

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Face Eater
Dana Schutz
Face Eater
2004
Oil on Canvas
58 x 46 cm
From a series of paintings of auto-cannibals, Face Eater is funny and bizarre. The dark background pushes the full horror of the subject to intimate proximity: a zoom lens view of the slimy suggestion of a tongue lathering up the last of his own eyeballs. A parable of confrontation and discomfort, Schutz invents a race that would rather swallow itself rather than cope with its own inadequacy.

     
 


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