Robert Frost’s McIninch Art Gallery is featuring prints by artist Nicole Eisenman until December 21. There are 17 prints displayed, including “Tea Party,” “12 Heads,” and “Fleet Week.” They can be seen in-person or virtually. Viewers of the virtual exhibition will be able to use the guided tour feature provided.
The gallery description of Eisenman’s prints says, “Eisenman evokes wit and sentiment to the human condition as a way to dissolve prejudices of individuals who identify in any number of ways…Eisenman employs a mixture of surrealism and expressionism, which reveals the highs and lows of the human experience. The artist creates a complex world of love, melancholy, appetite, spirituality, and desire.”
Eisenman will also participate in The Portrait: Real and Imagined webinar on November 17 at 5pm. The webinar will focus on their works. Guests will be able to analyze their influences, inspiration, and meanings behind their pieces.
“[Their art] really speaks to human nature, and I love [it],” said Andrew Chronister (’25).
Eisenman began as a traditional artist and painter, influenced by classic artists like Pablo Picasso. In 2011, they gave up painting and experimented with their art style. They eventually found an affinity for the medium of print.
Eiseman’s works have earned them several awards, granting them the MacArthur Fellowship status. The results of Eiseman’s art are often dark and humorous in tone, drawing inspiration from the world around them.
In an interview after winning the fellowship, Eisenman said, “I think the external world filters into my work, and all the themes are in there because I’m taking everything in.”
The McIninch Art Gallery’s mission statement for the permanent collection is “to encourage curiosity and applied critical thinking about art and its role in society through curated learning paths and original works of art.”
Sign-ups for the webinar will be available soon, and updates can be found on the gallery Instagram page @snhu_mcininchartgallery.
More information on Eisenman’s works can be found in the McIninch Gallery, along with the McIninch website (libguides.snhu.edu/McIninch/NicoleEisenman). Viewers can find the virtual showing at artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/1183584/nicole-eisenman-prints.