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Aspen Art Museum


Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness

Feb 16, 2020-Oct 18, 2020

Lisa Yuskavage creates ethereal, fantastical landscapes replete with voluptuous, sexualized female figures. Taking pictorial cues from old-master, romantic, and impressionist traditions, Yuskavage nevertheless broadens and challenges their conventions, adding decidedly contemporary colors, forms, and meanings to the traditional genres of landscape and portrait paintings. This exhibition, co-organized by the Aspen Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art, looks beyond the eroticism of the figure to the fantastical nature of Yuskavage’s landscapes. The artist’s outdoor scenes are grounded in familiar terrain, and yet are almost otherworldly with a supernatural force permeating their vistas. In so doing, Yuskavage explores the space of myth and fiction as it manifests in our surroundings, lending a sense of the romantic—and even the seductive—to the everyday.

This exhibition is co-curated by Heidi Zuckerman, former Aspen Art Museum Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director and Christopher Bedford, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Additional support is provided by the AAM National Council.

Additional support is provided by David Zwirner.

Works from the Exhibition