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Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness

From February 28, 2021 — September 19, 2021

5f99ddf40b069 Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness lisa-yuskavage-wilderness /images/exhibitions/large/LY051_o4.jpg /images/exhibitions/large/LY051_o4.jpg Lisa Yuskavage. Tit Heaven 21. 1992. Private Collection. © Lisa Yuskavage. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner 1 2021-02-28T00:00:00-05:00 2021-09-19T00:00:00-05:00

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.

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.

Lisa Yuskavage. Tit Heaven 21. 1992. Private Collection. © Lisa Yuskavage. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner