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Clear bright edges of the horizon: new perspectives Jesse Murry: Lisa Yuskavage & Jarrett Earnest

Join via Zoom or YouTube Live for this panel conversation, which will be broadcast from the historic Drawing Room of the New York Studio School.

Introduced by Lisa Yuskavage, a panel of painters, poets and art historians discuss contemporary views on the art and poetry of Jesse Murry (1948-1993), moderated by Jarrett Earnest.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

6:30 – 7:30PM

Streamed via Zoom and Youtube Live.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register for the lecture, visit the New York Studio School’s website.

“Jesse Murry: Rising” opening at David Zwirner, curated by Lisa Yuskavage and Jarrett Earnest

David Zwirner is pleased to present Jesse Murry: Rising, curated by Lisa Yuskavage and Jarrett Earnest, opening September 14, 2021 at the gallery’s 533 West 19th Street location in New York.

Painter and poet Jesse Murry (1948–1993) identified three significant approaches to landscape —“poetic,” “dramatic,” and “visionary,” which he aimed to synthesize into abstract paintings. Built of subtly shifting color dynamics, his canvases became “places summoned by the memory through the imagination; where the elements of WEATHER are protagonists that act out moods open to many readings; where the light & space have a spiritual import.” To this end, the horizon was both his central image and guiding ideal, as the moment where near and far, inside and outside, self and other could be negotiated and reconciled. Fusing the Romantic painting tradition of John Constable and J.M.W. Turner with the quality of mind and imagination of Wallace Stevens’s poetry, Murry uniquely sought to create a “landscape” within the fiction of painting that could be “more than a place to dwell but a suitable space for dreams.”

Jesse Murry: Rising brings together paintings from the last five years of the artist’s life. This work—made while confronting his impending mortality from AIDS-related illness—testifies to Murry’s lifelong belief in the capacity of painting to hold the complexity of human meaning, at the meeting of a material fact and a location within the mind.

For more information, visit David Zwirner’s website.

“Bonfire” now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2015, Lisa’s painting Bonfire, 2013-2015 is now on view in gallery 917 in a collection installation entitled Knowledge of the Past Is the Key to the Future. The title of the exhibition is taken from a 1986 painting by Robert Colescott that sets the tone for the group of work on display, which includes several works gifted in honor of last year’s 150th anniversary of the Museum.

For more information on viewing Bonfire, visit the Met’s website.

Lisa Yuskavage in Conversation with Stephen Ellis

Wednesday, April 21

6:00 – 7:30 PM

The Maryland Institute College of Art, Painting Department is excited to host Lisa Yuskavage in conversation with Stephen Ellis to discuss her current exhibition Wilderness at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Register for the Zoom webinar here.

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