“She doesn’t passively genuflect in front of art history,” Massimiliano Gioni, artistic director of the New Museum in New York City, has said of the American artist Nicole Eisenman. “She resurrects it and camouflages it into our present.” So while Eisenman’s figurative paintings and sculptures draw elements from Renaissance and Baroque art, as well as Social Realism, they are energized by the color and kinetics of contemporary life and its conflicts. This exhibition places 70 Eisenman paintings and works on paper alongside modern art from the museum’s collection. —E.C.
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