Lisa Yuskavage (ICA)
Texts by Marcia B. Hall and Katy Siegel. Interview with the artist by Claudia Gould
Published on the occasion of the artist’s first solo museum survey at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, in 2000-2001, the exhibition showcased over fifty-five works, including a number of large-scale paintings, a series of hydrocal-cast figurines, and a selection of supporting small paintings, monotypes, and works on paper. This fully illustrated catalogue features texts by professor Marcia B. Hall and art critic Katy Siegel as well as an interview with the artist by the exhibition’s curator and ICA director Claudia Gould. This catalogue is out-of-print, making it a must-have for any collector.
Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Artists: Lisa Yuskavage
Contributors: Claudia Gould, Marcia B. Hall,
Publication Date: 1999
Status: Out Of Print
Lisa Yuskavage’s works are characterized by an ongoing engagement with the history of painting. Her oeuvre bears witness to a re-emergence of the figurative in contemporary painting and takes its point of departure in part in the immediacy and tawdriness of contemporary life spurred by the mass media and the psycho-social realm of the individual. Over the past two decades, she has developed her own genre of the female nude: lavish, erotic, cartoonish, vulgar, angelic young women cast within fantastical landscapes or dramatically lit interiors. They appear to occupy their own realm while narcissistically contemplating themselves and their bodies. Rich, atmospheric skies frequently augment the psychologically charged mood, further adding to the impression of theatricality and creative possibility.