Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness

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Mar 28 2021 - Sep 19 2021

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.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

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