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NEW YORK, NY – May 17, 2019 — Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery presents the exhibition The Work: An Exhibition in Two Chapters by Lise Soskolne, For most of the past two decades, Lise Soskolne’s painting practice has been undertaken without a viewing public and concurrent with her work as an administrator and labor organizer in New York’s nonprofit arts sector. The Work, her first public solo exhibition in New York since 2001, brings together more than thirty paintings made between 1999 and 2016. Most have never before been shown or have not been on view since their initial presentation.
Unfolding in two chapters, The Work’s first installment triangulates themes related to time, labor, and gender in a series of paintings that alternate between the faithful application of paint with brushes and the use of tools intended to obliterate the painter’s mark. Documenting the stylistic range of Soskolne’s earlier work and tendency to engage her subjects with sardonic humor, chapter one sets the stage for Bethenny, the exhibition’s second chapter. In a tightly focused series of fourteen densely worked paintings, Bethenny pictures a sedated moon surrounded by his attendant hallucinations and doubles as a portrait of the distinctly American capacity for self-delusion.
A free illustrated booklet with texts by Lise Soskolne and curator Alaina Claire Feldman has been produced as part of The Work.
The Work has been curated by Alaina Claire Feldman, the director of the Mishkin Gallery. Baruch College and the George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences generously provide support for this exhibition.
The free exhibition will run in Two Chapters: Chapter 1 from Friday, May 17 to Thursday, June 20, 2019 and Chapter 2 from Monday, June 24 to Friday, July 12, 2019.
A free illustrated booklet with texts by Lise Soskolne and curator Alaina Claire Feldman has been produced as part of The Work and can be downloaded here