Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Nicole Eisenman. In her second solo exhibition at the gallery, Eisenman presents several large portraits as well as a range of figurative paintings featuring gatherings of people engaged in different social activities.
Nicole Eisenman, who came to be known in the early nineties for her outrageously funny figurative installations combining mural painting, sculpture, drawing and multi-media work, has always been fundamentally interested in painting. Since the nineties, when her work was often narrowly eclipsed through a lens of gender politics, her work has been unwaveringly committed to this interest. For this exhibition, Eisenman has developed a new intensely focused body of paintings. More than anything else, these new works are carving out an emotional space - a space that gives room both to the most intimate and to the most disillusioned encounters between people, the need to destruct as well as the need for two people to melt together in a kiss. Eisenman effortlessly moves between representation and abstraction, between expressive and impressive modes - the paintings are specific and yet shifting and ambiguous. Above all, her paintings are deeply human, they speak of the joy and the desperation of this specific moment in time, gloriously fleshing out those larger overarching human themes of love and friendship, alone-ness and mortality.
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More than anything else, these new paintings are carving out an emotional space - a space that gives room both to the most intimate and to the most disillusioned encounters between people, the need to destruct as well as the need for two people to melt together in a kiss. Using history, and more specifically the history of Western European painting, as a "slippery terrain" where styles, modes, and approaches are "free for the taking", Eisenman freely borrows and effortlessly moves between representation and abstraction, between expressive and impressive, between classic and comic modes. The resulting paintings are above all deeply human, they speak of the joy and the desperation of this specific moment in time, gloriously fleshing out those larger overarching human themes of love and friendship, alone-ness and mortality.
Nicole Eisenman's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; the Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland; at Le Plateau le Frac, Paris; at The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY; at the Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht; and at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco. She was included in group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany; K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Denver Museum of Art, Denver; Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; San Fransisco Museum of Art, San Francisco; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Kunsthaus Vienna, Vienna, Austria; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Drawing Center, New York; Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, among others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany. She shows in New York with Leo Koenig, Inc. and in Berlin with Galerie Barbara Weiss.
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