February 21, 2013 - Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts - David Schutter
February 21, 2013

David Schutter

David Schutter, AIC 224 4, 2013. Oil on linen, 23 5/8 x 28 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Aurel Scheibler, Berlin.

David Schutter
Until March 31, 2013

Reception: Friday, March 1 at 6pm, Logan Center Gallery 
David Schutter will lead a tour of his exhibition beginning at approximately 6:30pm.

Conversation: Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30pm, Logan Center Penthouse 
Matthew Jesse Jackson (Associate Professor of Art History, the Department of Visual Arts, and the College, University of Chicago) and Dieter Roelstraete (Manilow Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago) join the artist and curator in conversation.

Logan Center Exhibitions
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago 
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

T +1 773 702 6082


Logan Center Exhibitions presents Rendition, an exhibition by the Chicago-based artist David Schutter exploring the contemporary life of historical painting.

Rendition, a word implying the act of making, of interpretation, of taking a thing from one place to another by force, has its origin in the obsolete French or late Latin redditiō, meaning “return” in the sense of giving back. It proves to be a fitting title for a suite of paintings based on an ensemble by a 19th-century French landscape painter, which currently hangs in gallery 224 of the Art Institute of Chicago and to which the artist has returned on his habitual visits to the museum. The experience of images in a gallery, that purposeful chamber engineered for contemplative looking, and the encounter both bodily and cerebral with historical things whose allegories may have been lost with time, yet whose surfaces yield new problems and pleasures in equal measure, remains the crux of Schutter’s practice.

At the Logan Center Gallery, David Schutter presents his four new paintings in a room built specifically to the scale of the gallery which houses the four historical canvases that he has chosen to render. Scale aside, it may be difficult to recognize the origin of this presentation. But can we put scale aside? And what exactly is our relation to origins in this post-indexical era of pixels—of copies without originals?

A new photogravure presented in the adjacent gallery provides not so much an answer as a passage—a mise-en-abîme.

Curated by Monika Szewczyk, Visual Arts Program Curator, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. David Schutter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago.
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Also on at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

William Pope.L: Cliff (2012) & Better (2013)
On view through September
Level 9,8,7 windows, beginning in SW stairwell, Logan Center Tower
William Pope.L’s Cliff (2012), originally installed for the exhibition Wall Text, is a site-specific work, a drawing in vinyl applied to the windows of the Logan Center tower. Amidst the dark contours of desert cliffs, one can make out single letters that spell out a slogan: ON STRIKE FOR BETTER SCHOOLS.

With the extended presentation of Cliff, a bumper sticker and an armband are being produced and will proliferate into the social surrounds through various means from self-directed actions to roving group action. More information

e-flux journal at Café Logan, ongoing
e-flux book co-op at threewalls, through July
Presented in partnership with Open Practice Committee and threewalls.

Public conversation: Thursday, February 28, 7pm at threewalls
With Anton Vidokle (co-founder of e-flux) & Brian Kuan Wood (editor with Vidokle and Julieta Aranda of e-flux journal).

119 N Peoria St. #2C
Chicago, IL 60647
Tuesday–Saturday 11–5pm

John Neff: Sunday, March 3, 5pm, Cobb Hall 4th Floor
Presented by The Renaissance Society on the occasion of John Neff’s exhibition (March 3–April 14).
Tony Cokes: Monday, March 4, 6pm, Logan 201 (Screening Room)
Presented by Open Practice Committee.

Art and Science Initiative
The Cabinet: On Models
, March 7th, 7pm, Café Logan
A new series that invites the audience to join experts in probing arts practices and emerging scientific research through common themes. More information.


David Schutter at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
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