Dear Nemesis: Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013

Dear Nemesis: Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013

The largest definitive mid-career survey of the work of celebrated American artist Nicole Eisenman to date, Dear Nemesis includes more than 120 works, charting the development of Eisenman's practice across painting, printmaking, and drawing from the 1990s to the present.

Over the past 20 years, Eisenman has developed a creative and versatile vision that combines high and low culture with virtuosic skill.

Fusing centuries-old art-making conventions and a multitude of art historic influences – including impressionism, German expressionism, and twentieth century social realist painting – with contemporary subject matter, she depicts settings and themes as varied as bar scenes, motherhood, and the plight of the artist. Among her core concerns are depictions of community, identity, and sexuality.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Dear Nemesis: Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013', curated by Kelly Shindler at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 24 January – 13 April 2014. 

Catalogue designed by Rachel Berks of Otherwild.