Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Nicole Eisenman. In their second solo exhibition at the gallery, Eisenman presents several large portraits as well as a range of figurative paintings featuring gatherings of people engaged in different social activities.
Nicole Eisenman, who came to be known in the early nineties for their outrageously funny figurative installations combining mural painting, sculpture, drawing and multi-media work, has always been fundamentally interested in painting. Since the nineties, when their work was often narrowly eclipsed through a lens of gender politics, their work has been unwaveringly committed to this interest. For this exhibition, Eisenman has developed a new intensely focused body of paintings. More than anything else, these new works are carving out an emotional space – a space that gives room both to the most intimate and to the most disillusioned encounters between people, the need to destruct as well as the need for two people to melt together in a kiss. Eisenman effortlessly moves between representation and abstraction, between expressive and impressive modes – the paintings are specific and yet shifting and ambiguous. Above all, their paintings are deeply human, they speak of the joy and the desperation of this specific moment in time, gloriously fleshing out those larger overarching human themes of love and friendship, alone-ness and mortality.Please find below a selection of titles for the exhibition.
Nicole Eisenman's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; the Kunsthalle Zrich, Switzerland; at Le Plateau le Frac, Paris; at The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY; at the Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht; and at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco. They were included in group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany; K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dsseldorf; Denver Museum of Art, Denver; Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; San Fransisco Museum of Art, San Francisco; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Kunsthaus Vienna, Vienna, Austria; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Drawing Center, New York; Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, among others. Their work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany. They show in New York with Leo Koenig, Inc. and in Berlin with Galerie Barbara Weiss.Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is located at 6006 Washington Blvd in Culver City, 1 block west of La Cienega at Sentney Avenue, on the south side of the street. Gallery parking is available across the street from the gallery off of Sentney Avenue. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm and by appointment.<b>*Show Titles</b>Art Jams! Bean and Time Please Love Me Lap Trauma Gazing Inward at my Problems My Paintings Ruined My Liver anatomy of barbarism that homeless smell juxtaposing different things memoirs of the drug clinic juggling time and space i am flying, no, i am soaring the square dance of anger the studio is my coffin my cat is my child The Labial Goddess Sexual Organs, Responsibility and The Torah My Effort = Profound Why Are My Hopes So High? The Stillness of The Heart I Love K-Fed Phenomenology and Tautology Flattering Self-Portraits Have you heard the good news? I Hate Myself I hate my parents Fractures of the Soul I Wish I Had Been A Stripper But Now I Am Too Old Genius Moves Conquering addiciton hearts on fire I've already made it alice is my whore in wonderland Stains on my Jeans Please Love Me Lap Trauma Scorched Earth Policy My Mac Made My Paintings Kiss Me, I'm Jewish! Special Women Artists Celestial Realm (Actual show name!) "Wimmin by Womyn who love Wymin" Trite Made Flesh The Artificial Intelligence show I'm not a genius, but I play one on TV Trying to Get Close to Others corosive parking job wishful cartharsis and jubilation For My Dead Father I am Highly Sensitive The Dance of Anger the timing and placement of me is unfortunate My coming death via overdose Embarrassing Problems poke my wounds symetry and justifications detection of white heads Stop the Rains Don't Stop the Rains Don't Stop the Dance After the Rain Dance "babies pregnant with pregnant babies" 'blank slate' 'procrastination reigns' I Went Down On My Dealer Jesus Was A Capricorn Sadness: a Poem Paintings from the Heart Painting — To Live! I'm good too (I think)! Creativity Gets Me Fired Up – See? The Waters of My Mind are Overflowing Onto Canvas Molding Matter On Becoming High On Life I Could of gone to Yale for Christ's sake! Believing Is Hard. Believing Is Art.* Titles by Nicole Eisenman, Jennifer Coats, Andrea Champlin, Sarah Peters and Rosanne Brueno