Claudia Gould, The Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, and the Board of Overseers invite you to join us in celebration of the Institute of Contemporary Art's Spring 2010 Benefit honoring artist Lisa Yuskavage.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 ·
6 pm cocktails · 7:30 pm dinner
Festive Dress / Valet Parking
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The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is proud to honor Lisa Yuskavage. The ICA expresses deep gratitude to Yuskavage for her continued contribution to the arts, and for making the ICA the site of her first solo museum exhibition in 2000. A decade later, Yuskavage has become an internationally esteemed artist and one of the most acclaimed painters of her generation. It is a privilege for the ICA to celebrate Lisa and her work.
Yuskavage's sumptuous, self-aware canvases spring from an immersion in the tradition of European painting, while simultaneously engaging the vulgarity and provocation of contemporary life. All elements, whether the color, figures, light or landscapes, are themselves characters vying to intensify the mood of the paintings. Evoking visceral reactions, the work delivers mixed messages that are both personal and psychosocial.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Yuskavage graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls and Tyler School of Art/Temple University, where she received her BFA in 1984. Temple awarded her with a Founders' Day Certificate of Honor in 2000. She was awarded her MFA from Yale School of Art in 1986.
Work by Yuskavage is held in the public collections of various museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Seattle Art Museum; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Tampa Museum of Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Over the past decade, Yuskavage has been the focus of solo exhibitions at the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporéneo in Mexico City, Mexico (2006) and at the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland (2001). Lisa lives in New York City with her husband and has served on the ICA Board of Overseers since 2004. She joined David Zwirner in 2005, where she has since had three solo exhibitions. In 2006, two concurrent solo exhibitions were on view at David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth, and the third was held in 2009.
Anne Chu, Blue Jay monotypes, 2010. Paper, 15 x 19 inches. Edition of 50.
for donating work to the ICA in honor of the 2010 Benefit
* Monoprints by Anne Chu are available to all Muse and Golden Muse subscribers. Artist Anne Chu mines the history of figuration across cultures and eras to create paintings and sculptures that evoke ritual, storytelling, and mythology. Chu will be opening at the ICA in Totem: Anne Chu and Matthew Monahan in September 2010. Anne Chu is represented by 303 Gallery in New York.
** One Lisa Yuskavage drawing will be raffled off silently the night of the benefit to all Golden Muse subscribers.