Dena Schuckit: The Garden is a Raging Sea essay for David B. Smith Gallery

Though not a realist,
Schuckit’s categorizing of headline imagery is similar. She creates a raster of images
and allows them to produce a rhizome of new impressions. The scale of these
average-sized paintings is large, perhaps larger than life, as indicated by the tiny
human figures in the bottom foreground of Aerial Event 2, which plays on our
psychological distance from these dramatic events; these images play over and over,
but somehow do not manage to connect us to the disasters, whether natural or manmade.