Unsentimental Education: Lisa Yuskavage and Jarrett Earnest in Conversation
Celebrating the recent publication Lisa Yuskavage: Babie Brood, Small Paintings, 1985–2018, the artist will be in conversation with critic and curator Jarrett Earnest, who contributed a text to the book. They will discuss the dynamics of education for artists, their shared interest in psychoanalysis and how it relates to writing and painting, and the role of narrative within art, memory, and history.
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 PM
McNally Jackson (Seaport), New York
In his text for the new monograph, Earnest analyzes the artist’s early education, both in art schools and life experiences, setting the stage for a lifetime of painting. Their relationship sparked in 2014 when Yuskavage dropped in on Earnest’s class “Object Lessons” at the Bruce High Quality Foundation, the now closed experimental free art school in the East Village. They swiftly became friends and collaborators, embarking on a multi-year interview project.
A major solo exhibition titled Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness opens at Aspen Art Museum on February 16.
Image: Lisa Yuskavage: Babie Brood, Small Paintings 1985–2018, 2019