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Holland Cotter recommends Nicole Eisenman’s Dear Nemesis once more in its closing weeks

Nicole Eisenman, Dear Nemesis 1993–2013, installation view (2014)

Nicole Eisenman, Dear Nemesis 1993–2013, 2014, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Aaron Igler / Greenhouse Media.

This spicy, tightly edited midcareer survey starts with her sardonically funny, Ashcan-style pictures of Amazons in revolt from [the 1990s]. It then moves through the continuously experimental painting and sculpture she has done since, work in which the very definition of portraiture and history painting are exploded. —Holland Cotter, The New York Times