by Faye Hirsh
Paperback - 40 pages (January 1, 1996)
Smart Art Pr; ISBN: 0964642654
Lisa Yuskavage's work is about desire: a disturbing melange of portraits of babylike women residing in a world of lush, saturated colors that bely a dark psychological space just this side of the fetishistic. On lurid grounds of greens, pinks, purples, and aquas her figures often emerge apparitionally-flesh, clothing, and hair delineated through shadows and light in a disconcerting blurring of boundaries. With striking intensity, these childlike women both attract and repel with their frank and seductive psychosexual power. Essay by Faye Hirsh; interview by Chuck Close.
by Lisa Yuskavage, Katy Siegel
Paperback - 80 pages (December 15, 2000)
Univ Pennsylvania Inst of; ISBN: 0884540979 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.45 x 10.99 x 8.53
The New Yorker, January 15, 2001 --Peter Schjeldahl
The engine of Yuskavages art is plainly her own sexual anxiety, which provides a surpisingly rich source of inspiration.
Vanity Fair, January 2000
an unforgettable monograph featuring the painters colorful, gauzy portraits of perversely proportioned women.
Lisa Yuskavage: Bad-Girl Painter
By ROBERTA SMITH
"Do her figures exaggerate or ridicule and deflect the male gaze? Do they perpetuate the stereotypes that assault women every day or illuminate some of the more private and at times darker corners of the female psyche, including those moments of searing self-reproach when a woman appraises her appearance and finds it wanting."
The New York Times - January 12, 2001