Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013

Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 (Jan 24, 2014 – Apr 13, 2014) is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Kelly Shindler, associate curator. Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Organised at Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania by assistant curator Kate Kraczon:

Nicole Eisenman: Dear Nemesis: 1993-2013

by Julia Bryan-Wilson (Author), Terry Castle (Author), Litia Perta (Author), Kelly Shindler (Author), Samantha Topol (Editor), Nicole Eisenmann (Artist), Lisa Melandri (Foreword)
Publisher: Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis/Walther König, Köln (December 31, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3863355601
ISBN-13: 978-3863355609
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.2 x 11.2 inches

Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France) lives and works in New York City. Nicole was recently awarded the Carnegie Prize for her work in the 2013 Carnegie International. With A.L. Steiner, she is the co-founder of the queer/feminist curatorial initiative Ridykeulous. The exhibition Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 featuring over 120 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures is the largest midcareer survey to date of the celebrated visual artist and queer woman. It was on-view through September 6, 2015 at the La Jolla location of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA. The museum writes:

‘Among her core concerns are depictions of community, identity, and sexuality. Eisenman’s continual representation of women (both “butch” and “femme”) and female love not only imbues the practice of figurative painting with an audaciously queer bent but also recasts art history in a feminist light. Her wit spares no one and nothing, and it is indeed through her humor and the discomfort caused by her work that she communicates the multifaceted richness of the human condition. Her incisive sociopolitical critique operates through the quotidian and the absurd, in ways that are both formally playful and visually breathtaking.’