Installation view, Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness. Photo by Mitro Hood

Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness


Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness, co-organized with the Aspen Art Museum, brings together more than 15 lush paintings that show the artist’s expansive treatment of landscape through dexterously crafted compositions that tantalize the eye and beguile the mind.

Over a career now spanning 35 years, Yuskavage has produced paintings that are ebulliently colorful, unabashedly explicit, and epic in ambition—and yet elusory in their meaning. Since roughly 2007, the vastness of nature has played a significant role in her most ambitious large-scale paintings. Rather than simply depicting landscape elements, her expansive canvases imagine entire worlds that are both highly detailed and vague in implication, inviting viewers to consider the mysterious societies she has conjured.

An accompanying catalog features color reproductions of Yuskavage’s sublime landscapes from the early 1990s to the present and an interview between Yuskavage and fellow artist Mary Weatherford as well as essays by Christopher Bedford, BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director; Heidi Zuckerman, former Aspen Art Museum Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO; and noted curator Helen Molesworth.

This exhibition is co-curated by Heidi Zuckerman, former Aspen Art Museum Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director and Christopher Bedford, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness is generously sponsored by Clair Zamoiski Segal.

2020 Vision is generously sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women and PNC Foundation.

The 2020 Vision installation of the Contemporary Wing is generously sponsored by BGE, Constellation and Exelon.