September 19–December 28, 2014

Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013

Nicole Eisenman: Breakup

Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013 is the most expansive mid-career survey of this major American artist to date. Over 120 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures represent Eisenman’s sprawling 20-year output. A painter consistently drawn to figures and faces, Eisenman’s canvases overflow with pathos and humor, tenderness and violence. An early focus on drawing, evident in murals and installations, evolved into large, narrative paintings clustered with bodies—and heads. Often abstracted into planes of color, Eisenman’s heads laugh, cry, kiss, and bend into the glow of cell phones.

Eisenman’s queer and feminist work often repositions historical works of art. We see Gaugin, Picasso, and Manet’s greatest hits recast as bitingly political and deeply intimate subjects, reanimating the radicality of these art historical works.

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Organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by curator Kelly Shindler. Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Organized at ICA by Assistant Curator Kate Kraczon.

Opening and Walkthrough: Fall 2014Nicole Eisenman in Conversation at the Barnes2014–15 ExhibitionsDear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013ICA and CAM St. Louis Receive AICA-USA Award for Best Monographic Museum ExhibitionICA congratulates Anonymous Was A Woman award winnersA rapt audience: Penn Art and Culture captures fall 2014 members walkthrough in pictures"A Career of Toasting Rebellions" – The New York Times on *Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman*"Great, Getting Better": Inquirer's Thomas Hine on Eisenman's mid-career surveyNicole Eisenman Highlighted in artcritical's "Philly Season Premiere"ICA and CAM St. Louis receive AICA-USA award in Best Monographic Museum Exhibition category

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