LISA YUSKAVAGE: WILDERNESS
(YUSKAVAGE, LISA) Text by Christopher Bedford, Helen Molesworth, Heidi Zuckerman. Interview by Mary Weatherford.. Gregory R. Miller & Co., I00200905, 2020. 11 x 10 in., 160 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A new focus on the sublime landscapes in Lisa Yuskavage’s voluptuous figure paintings
Though she is arguably best known for the voluptuous female nudes that populate her paintings, Lisa Yuskavage’s work is just as focused on the ethereal settings in which these subjects appear. Yuskavage creates finely detailed landscapes that blur the line between the fantastical and the familiar, melding abstraction with realism to depict self-contained worlds. These outdoor scenes defy conventions of landscape painting with surreal color palettes of lush greens and delicate pinks, cast in a gauzy light quality that highlights the almost magical nature of her paintings.
Published in conjunction with a joint exhibition between the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado and the Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland, this volume includes color reproductions of Yuskavage’s paintings and watercolors from the early 1990s to the present, as well as an interview between Yuskavage and fellow artist Mary Weatherford. 9781941366271 Inventory Number: I00200905