Lisa Yuskavage: New Work | David Zwirner
An installation view of the exhibition Lisa Yuskavage: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

New Work

Opening on October 18, 2006, David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth are pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of paintings and drawings by New York artist Lisa Yuskavage. Yuskavage had recent solo exhibitions at the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, Mexico (2006), the Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (2001) and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2000). Major group exhibitions include the Fifth International Biennial: Disparities and Deformations, Our Grotesque, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (2004); Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (2003); de Kooning to Today: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2003); 2000 Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2000); and Greater New York, P.S.1/The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2000). In 2007, Yuskavage will participate in America Today: 300 Years of Art from the USA at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. These will be the artist's first exhibitions at David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth.

Known for paintings of women, Lisa Yuskavage's images occupy the space between high and low; the sacred and the profane. Many of these new works explore a complex psychological direction–specifically, symbiotic relationships. Influenced in part by images that depict power struggles, including Baroque sculptures (specifically Gianlorenzo Bernini) and Giorgio de Chirico's late "Gladiator" paintings, Yuskavage's "figures" hover or climb upon one another–caught in embraces that appear to shift between tenderness and violence. Within these paradoxical relationships, it is often difficult to decipher what is real and what is imagined; what is weighted and what is weightless; what is made of paint and what transcends the medium entirely. Yuskavage's subtle degrees of fiction and representation culminate in questionable, unsettling quasi-realities.

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Published to coincide with the solo exhibition at The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University in Massachusetts (2015) and at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2016), this monograph highlights more than two decades of Lisa Yuskavage’s paintings. With contributions by Christopher Bedford, Suzanne Hudson, Catherine Lord, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Katy Siegel, who interviews the artist, The Brood presents an in-depth overview of Yuskavage's work. Published by Skira/Rizzoli.

A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Changing, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Changing, 2005
Oil on linen
77 x 68 inches (195.6 x 172.7 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Still Life II, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Still Life II, 2005
Oil on linen
20 x 16 1/2 inches (50.8 x 41.9 cm)
An installation view of the exhibition Lisa Yuskavage: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2006.
An installation view of the exhibition Lisa Yuskavage: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2006.
An installation view of the exhibition Lisa Yuskavage: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2006.
An installation view of the exhibition Lisa Yuskavage: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2006.
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Morning, dated 2004-2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Morning, 2004-2005
Oil on linen
70 x 60 inches (177.8 x 152.4 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Imprint, date 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Imprint, 2006
Oil on linen
48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Morning, dated 2004-2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Morning, 2004-2005
Oil on linen
70 x 60 inches (177.8 x 152.4 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Still Life II, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Still Life II, 2005
Oil on linen
20 x 16 1/2 inches (50.8 x 41.9 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Biting the Red Thing, dated 2004-2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Biting the Red Thing, 2004-2005
Oil on linen
65 x 75 inches (165.1 x 190.5 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Changing, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Changing, 2005
Oil on linen
77 x 68 inches (195.6 x 172.7 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Kingdom, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Kingdom, 2005
Oil on linen
58 x 46 inches (147.3 x 116.8 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Ledge, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Ledge, 2005
Oil on linen
61 x 40 1/4 inches (154.9 x 102.2 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Brood, dated 2005-2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Brood, 2005-2006
Oil on linen
77 x 69 inches (195.6 x 175.3 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Persimmons, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Persimmons, 2006
Oil on linen
48 x 72 inches (121.9 x 182.9 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Painted Things, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Painted Things, 2006
Oil on linen
20 x 15 inches (50.8 x 38.1 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Imprint, date 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Imprint, 2006
Oil on linen
48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Little Kingdom, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Little Kingdom, 2005
Oil on linen
12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Gloves, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Gloves, 2006
Oil on linen
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Sarah I, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Sarah I, 2006
Oil on linen
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Embroiderer, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Embroiderer, 2005
Oil on linen
7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Sarah II, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Sarah II, 2005
Oil on linen
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Dune, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Dune, 2005
Oil on linen
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Swamp, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Swamp, 2005
Oil on linen
9 5/8 x 8 inches (24.4 x 20.3 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Biting the Small Red Thing, dated 2004.

Lisa Yuskavage

Biting the Small Red Thing, 2004
Oil on canvas
5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Pink, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Pink, 2006
Oil on linen
10 x 7 inches (25.4 x 17.8 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Forces, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Forces, 2006
Oil on linen
11 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches (30.2 x 22.5 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Scarecrow, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Scarecrow, 2006
Oil on linen
10 x 8 1/4 inches (25.4 x 21 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Empathy?Apathy, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Empathy/Apathy, 2006
Graphite on paper
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
A watercolor painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Morning, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Morning, 2005
Watercolor on paper
16 x 12 1/4 inches (40.6 x 31.1 cm)
A watercolor painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled One Girl Holding Another Girl's Leg, dated 1999.

Lisa Yuskavage

One Girl Holding Another Girl's Leg, 1999
Watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper
10 1/4 x 7 inches (26 x 17.8 cm)
A watercolor painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Boy, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Boy, 2006
Watercolor and ink on paper
10 1/4 x 7 inches (26 x 17.8 cm)
A watercolor painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Biting the Red Thing, dated 2004.

Lisa Yuskavage

Biting the Red Thing, 2004
Watercolor on paper
10 1/4 x 7 inches (26 x 17.8 cm)
A watercolor painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Brood, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Brood, 2005
Watercolor on paper
10 1/4 x 7 inches (26 x 17.8 cm)
A drawing by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Kingdom, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Kingdom, 2005
Conté on vellum
32 x 21 1/8 inches (81.3 x 53.7 cm)
A drawing by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Ledge, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Ledge, 2006
Charcoal and pastel on paper
30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches (76.5 x 57.8 cm)
A drawing by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Three Gloves, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Three Gloves, 2006
Pastel on paper
27 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches (69.9 x 49.8 cm)
A drawing by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Kate, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Kate, 2006
Graphite and pastel on paper
27 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches (69.9 x 47.3 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Small Morning, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Small Morning, 2005
Oil on panel
7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (19.4 x 24.8 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Nana, dated 2005.

Lisa Yuskavage

Nana, 2005
Oil on linen
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Cheating, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Cheating, 2006
Oil on linen
13 x 11 inches (33 x 27.9 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Mutualism, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Mutualism, 2006
Oil on linen
13 x 11 inches (33 x 27.9 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Gladiators, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Gladiators, 2006
Oil on linen
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled It's a Boy, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

It's a Boy, 2006
Oil on linen
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
A drawing by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Three Gloves / One Girl Holding Another Girl's Leg, dated 2006.

Lisa Yuskavage

Three Gloves / One Girl Holding Another Girl's Leg, 2006
Pastel on paper
Diptych Each: 8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)

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