No. 475: Amy Cutler, Degree Zero

Episode No. 475 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Amy Cutler and curator Samantha Friedman.

Cutler is included in “Telling Stories: Resilience and Struggle in Contemporary Narrative Drawing” at the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition, which also features Robyn O’Neil and Pootoogook examines how the three artist have used contemporary drawing to build and explore narrative. Curated by Robin Reisenfeld, “Telling Stories” will be on view through February 14, 2021.

Cutler’s paintings join feminism-informed suggested or hinted-at narratives to traditions that include miniature painting, textile design, nature and landscape, and more. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, at SITE Santa Fe, the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and more.

In February 2021 the Madison (Wisc.) Museum of Contemporary Art will present a survey of Cutler’s work.

On the second segment, Museum of Modern Art, New York curator Samantha Friedman discusses “Degree Zero: Drawing at Midcentury.” On view through February 6, 2021, the exhibition examines how artists on five continents used drawing to create new visual languages in the years after World War II.

Air date: December 10, 2020.

Amy Cutler, Bionic Contortion, 2003.

Amy Cutler, Garnish, 2014.

Amy Cutler, Pike, 2017.

Amy Cutler, Siloing, 2016.

Amy Cutler, Harbinger’s Grove, 2019.

Amy Cutler, Hen House, 2002.

Amy Cutler, Hand Maidens, 2013.

Installation view of Amy Cutler: Fossa, 2015/16 at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, 2016.
Multimedia installation created in collaboration with
musician Emily Wells and hair stylist Adriana Papaleo.
Originally commissioned by SITE Santa Fe

Amy Cutler, Hair Mill, 2007.

Amy Cutler, Weavers, 2008.

Amy Cutler, Intervention, 2018.

Jean Dubuffet, Landscape, 1951.

Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, 1950.

James Lee Byars, Untitled, 1959.

Uche Okeke, Design for Iron Work I, 1959.

Uche Okeke, Design for Iron Work II, 1959.

Jackson Pollock, Untitled, 1953-54.

Saburo Murakami, Work Painted by Throwing a Ball, 1954.

David Smith Untitled 13/3/59, 1959.

Morita Yasuji, The Wind Man, ca 1953.

Jackson Pollock, Untitled, ca. 1950.

John Cage, Page 18, Solo for Piano, from Concert for Piano and Orchestra, 1958.

Merce Cunningham, Movement Chart II C-D-E Extensions. Drawing for the dance Suite by Chance, 1952.

Brion Gysin, A Trip from Here to There, 1958.

Toshi Ichiyanagi, Music for Electric Metronome, 1960.

Sonja Sekula, Untitled, 1954-55.

Saul Steinberg, Railway, 1951.

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Ship with Tent, 1951.


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