Nicole Eisenman

October 17, 2018, 12:05pm

FIAC PARIS 2018: Publisher Steven Zevitas Selects His Favorite Paintings

 

FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) returns to the Grand Palais for it's 45th edition this week.  The modern/contemporary art fair welcomes galleries from 25 different countries to participate in this year's iteration.  New American Paintings Publisher and Editor in Chief, Steven Zevitas, lets us know which works are on his radar and which works you just can't miss: 

 

FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain)

October 18 - October 21, 2018

GRAND PALAIS
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

 

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Ambera Wellmann

Homologous 

2018 

oil and acrylic on linen

92 x 96 cm 

 

Courtesy of Lulu

Listed under: Art Fairs

April 27, 2018, 1:47pm

A Celebration in Dallas: Nicole Eisenman at One Night Only

Quietly nestled in The Cedar’s neighborhood, just south of downtown Dallas, is a humble shotgun style historic home. Within the past few years this private residence has functioned as a flex space, an arts incubator of sorts, hosting private events with renowned outsider and folk artists and other community focused creatives. The house is operated and managed by a cohort of neighborhood designers and artists, one of which is conscientiously preserving the character of overlooked structures and houses in The Cedar’s, with this shotgun residence being a shining example of his efforts. - Arthur Peña, Dallas Contributor

 


Photo by Kevin Todora courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery

Listed under: Review

January 01, 2018, 10:31am

You Had Me At Hello: 150 Contemporary Artworks That Altered My Consciousness - Part 1

I look at a lot of art. Some of it good, some of it bad. Every once in a while, I come across artwork that fundamentally changes me, even if I don’t understand it at the time. A friend of mine recently asked me which works had had the greatest impact on me over the years, so I compiled my thoughts. This is not a greatest hits list and many artists I love are not included in it. These are all works that have been, for whatever reason, seared into my brain. To be honest, there are a number of artists on this list whose overall practice I am not a particular fan of, yet, they got to me at least once. – Steven Zevitas, Publisher

Listed under: Art World, Noteworthy

May 22, 2014, 8:44am

Open Letter to an Enemy: Nicole Eisenman

Dear Nemesis,

When Western painters in the mid-late 1800s imagined the exotic landscape of the East, it was filled with caricature and hyperbole. Style comes into question more in this genre than any other, because the paintings are topical – what you see on the surface, its stylization, its aesthetics, all contribute to the imaginary. In many ways, each painting from this genre is an open letter to an enemy. This is the same type of address cited in the title of Nicole Eisenman’s recent exhibition, Dear Nemesis, which just closed at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) St. Louis and will soon be travelling to the ICA Philadelphia – a survey collection of over 120 works, primarily paintings and some sculpture, since the early 1990s. Just over a century apart, and yet so related in method, the opponent in question for Eisenman is not outside of the artist, as it was in the past, but is used instead as a frame for her method of production. Both styles of painting beg the question: without gross inaccuracy, how else can you paint pure invention? - Stephanie Cristello, Chicago Contributor


Nicole Eisenman | Guy Reading The Stranger, 2011, 76" x 60"

Listed under: Review

July 27, 2012, 8:30am

Who is the most significant painter to emerge since 2000? (Poll)

So you don’t believe in miracles? Think about this: Painting has been pronounced clinically dead dozens of times, and, like Lazarus, it keeps coming back for more. It is the medium that simply refuses to die.

The 1990s were a tough decade for painting, as video, installation, and, in particular, photography, relegated it to the margins of the art world’s often too narrow field of vision. But as the 2000s began, the oldest of mediums returned with a vengeance. Impressively, it has continued to be the dominant medium for more than a decade, first with an explosion of figurative work in the early 2000s, and now with an extreme focus on abstraction.

Listed under: Poll

March 15, 2012, 8:15am

Photos from the Whitney Biennial

As promised, we've posted some of our photos from our trip to the Whitney Biennial. There were many highlights, but we captured some of our favorite artists/pieces. If you went, let us know what you thought about the exhibition in our comments section. More pictures after the jump!

Listed under: Art World

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