Bearing Witness, Dana Schutz, Artist Interview
Frank's question about her work depicting the absurdities and anxieties of everyday American Life Shutz responded
Actually I don’t think they're so much about anxiety, but more about bearing witness to a situation that should be private. It's not quite social anxiety; it's almost like being a third party to a situation where there should just be two, or a situation engaging one viewer. I think there can be an American space in the paintings -- it's hard because I am American, obviously. But the way of dealing with space is an American way of dealing with space. As for the subject matter, I think it’s pretty universal to be slightly uncomfortable when you are the only audience for a singer songwriter.
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