Dena Schutzer – “The Beat Goes On”

Exhibit Dates: November 30, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 2, 5-8pm

Blue Buildings, Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 36″, 2021

Dena Schutzer’s fourth solo show at the Bowery Gallery includes paintings made mostly during the pandemic that catch particular moments of daily life in NYC and Yonkers, NY.  Included are Schutzer’s visceral reactions to the new gravity-defying luxury buildings crowding the West side of NYC, intimate moments with her ninety-year-old mother, scenes from inside a NYC high school, and her neighborhood and parks in Yonkers, NY.

Portrait of Bernice, Oil on Canvas, 18″ x 18″, 2021

Schutzer writes: “As the beat goes on, the looking goes on, the poetic moments go on, the oddities go on, the brushstrokes go on.  Noticing what catches my eye during the natural course of a day has remained true for me during the pandemic as well.”

“Often what catches my eye and pulls me in is based on a moment when the serendipity of a human gesture, an intriguing juxtaposition, a detail that tells a larger story, or a visual rhythm align with each other in an unforced way”.

Kitchen Worker, Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 16″, 2021

Painter and writer Simon Carr, has written about her work: “Through Schutzer’s brush we are absorbed in the event, the poignant moment that the artist gives, without losing the knowledge it will disappear.  Her eternal is in the ephemeral; she doesn’t require the epic to touch on great themes.”

Posing in Yellow Bathing Suit, Oil on Canvas, 18″ x 14″, 2020

Schutzer has shown her work at the Painting Center, Washington Art Association, Martucci Gallery, Unison Gallery, Macy Gallery, Westbeth Galley, Kingsborough College, and the Bowery Gallery.

Gallery hours are from 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday.  For more information please contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or

Please note the Bowery Gallery’s new location:

547 W 27th Street – Suite 508, NY, NY 10001

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s