The New Museum will present the first New York survey show of the work of Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France).
Cover Image: Nicole Eisenman, Coping, 2008. Oil on canvas, 65 × 82 in (165.1 × 208.3 cm). Courtesy the artist; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin; and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo: © Carnegie Museum of Art
This show will mark the first New York museum survey exhibition of Eisenman’s work and will provide an in-depth look at the symbolic nature of the artist’s most striking depictions of individuals and groups—from intimate portraits to more complex narrative scenes. One of the most important painters of her generation, Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France) has developed a distinct figurative language that combines the imaginative with the lucid, the absurd with the banal, and the stereotypical with the countercultural and queer.