Lisa Yuskavage: Babie Brood: Small Paintings 1985 2018
Lisa Yuskavage: Babie Brood is the first up-to-date survey of the artists small-scale paintings. Known primarily for larger canvases, these intimate works offer a new window into Yuskavages transgressive paintings.
Based on the artists imagination, live models, and maquettes, among other things, the small paintings in this book demonstrate Yuskavages methodical exploration of how images come into existence, and where they come from. Some of the small works are studies for large paintings, while others revisit pre-existing images. Yet others are one-of-a-kind compositions only created on this intimate scale. As places for experimenting with color, form, and characters as well as a variety of formats-including stretched and unstretched linen, canvas boards, wood, and paper-these works, play a remarkably dynamic and role within her oeuvre. This catalogue presents the paintings to scale so readers can explore them as if seeing them in person.
Documenting the artists exhibition at David Zwirner in New York in 2018, this catalogue includes an essay by Jarrett Earnest illuminating Yuskavages early influences and exploring the constant, often surprising, themes that can be found throughout her oeuvre.