Based on the artist¬ís imagination, live models, and maquettes, among other things, the small paintings in this book demonstrate Yuskavage¬ís 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¬óincluding stretched and unstretched linen, canvas boards, wood, and paper¬óthese 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 artist¬ís exhibition at David Zwirner in New York in 2018, this catalogue includes an essay by Jarrett Earnest illuminating Yuskavage¬ís early influences and exploring the constant, often surprising, themes that can be found throughout her oeuvre.