Installation Views

This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Nicole Eisenman in 2016 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Nicole Eisenman in 2016 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Nicole Eisenman in 2016 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Nicole Eisenman in 2016 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Nicole Eisenman in 2016 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Nicole Eisenman in 2016 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Nicole Eisenman in 2016 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Nicole Eisenman in 2016 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Nicole Eisenman in 2016 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.

Works

This is a painting titled TM and Lee by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are oil on canvas, the dimensions are 128 inches by 104 inches. This is a work on paper titled Untitled by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are ink on paper, the dimensions are 10.825 inches by 8.5 inches. This is a work on paper titled Untitled by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are ink, graphite and conte crayon on paper, the dimensions are 10.75 inches by 7.5 inches. This is a work on paper titled l’Artiste de Paris by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are acrylic and graphite  on paper, the dimensions are 16 inches by 12 inches. This is a work on paper titled Color of Resentment by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are watercolor, ink and pastel on paper, the dimensions are 10.75 inches by 7.5 inches. This is a work on paper titled Walk Together by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are watercolor on paper, the dimensions are 15.5 inches by 11.625 inches. This is a work on paper titled Is Oakland the Next Brooklyn? by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are watercolor on paper, the dimensions are 16.5 inches by 11.75 inches. The Bottom of the Spaghetti Doesn't Know the Top is Being Sucked UpThis is a work on paper titled Kiss by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are watercolor and graphite on paper, and the dimensions are 29.75 inches by 22 inches. This is a work on paper titled GOP Gregor by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are watercolor on paper, and the dimensions are 20 inches by 27.25 inches. This is a painting titled Morning Studio by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are oil on canvas, the dimensions are 66 inches by 83 inches. This is a painting titled One Eye by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 57 inches by 45 inches.

Press Release

Nicole Eisenman
May 19 –
June 25, 2016

For her debut exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, New York artist Nicole Eisenman will present a new body of paintings, a group of drawings and one plaster sculpture. The works range from the monumental to the intimate in size and address day-to-day life in New York City with all its ordinary, unexpected and sometimes marvelous moments. The show will run from May 19 through June 25, 2016 and complements Eisenman's concurrent survey exhibition at the New Museum.

 

Known for her large crowd scenes which all at once conjure up images of indulgent baroque bacchanals and the energetic circumvolution of a contemporary beer garden, her new paintings are of a more intimate nature. Focusing on informal moments shared by friends and lovers, the paintings concentrate on interior spaces and those casual situations that occur only behind closed doors, be that of the studio, a New York apartment or a train compartment. While Another Green World mirrors Eisenman’s crowded outdoor beer garden scenes, with various groups of friends interacting in the public domain, Nicole now takes the party indoors, to a safe space where interactions can escalate, relationships can go deeper, and the night can unfurl without fear of a closing time. In Morning Studio, two lovers are pictured in an embrace. Their faces are detailed and familiar; their pose is instantly recognizable as one of comfortable affection. Conversely, Long Distance depicts the very modern romance of long distance companionship, maintained over video-chat. The role of technology is expanded through Weeks on the Train and Subway 2, where commuters distance themselves from those physically around them while connecting through the use of laptops and phones. This theme of intimacy is abruptly broken by the intrusion of the Shooter paintings, which crash through the serenity and jolt the viewer back to ever-present reality.

 

"The exact way of knowing the world that you do with a friend is the theme of much of Eisenman’s new work. [...] Which is part of the blaring, radiant, inside-outness of the Eisenman universe. You could be ‘real’ or Betty Boop. If ‘allegory’ encompasses the travel between these two states, then that is exactly the mode of her work. Because intimacy, even with oneself, is unsettling. With portraits, perhaps this is magnified by the ever-shifting self-apprehension of the subject."

 

— Eileen Myles

 

 

Nicole Eisenman (b.1965, Verdun, France) is a painter and sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Eisenman is the winner of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Grant, the 2013 Carnegie Prize and has been included in the Whitney Biennial (1995, 2012). Her work has been the subject of a recent mid-career surveys, Al-ugh-ories, at the New Museum, New York (2016); and Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2014), which traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2015) and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2015). Recent solo shows include Nicole Eisenman’s Seder, The Jewish Museum, New York (2015); and ‘Tis but a scratch’ ‘A scratch?! Your arm’s off!’ ‘No, it isn’t.’, Studio Voltaire, London (2012). She has participated in group exhibitions internationally at the Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2015); The Whitney Museum of American Art (2015); Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg (2015); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); and MANIFESTA 10, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2014). Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland, among others. She will be included in the 2016 Le Bienniale de Montreal.

 

Special thanks to Paul Fiore and Soren Hope for expert painterly assistance. And Zanny Allport for being Studio Boss. –N.Eisenman

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