Necessary Angels: Jesse Murry & Lisa Yuskavage
Jesse Murry and Lisa Yuskavage met while attending Yale School of Art, where they received their MFAs in 1986. The bonds of their creative friendship are explored in USFCAM’s concurrent exhibition Necessary Angels: Jesse Murry & Lisa Yuskavage. Besides giving proof to the idea that artistic friendship can transcend simple influence and achieve higher dimensions of collaboration spurred on by mutual learning, respect, and love, Necessary Angels features rarely seen paintings on paper by Murry and celebrated paintings and watercolors by Yuskavage. Organized by USFCAM Curator-at-Large Christian Viveros-Fauné, the exhibition is only the second time that Murry’s and Yuskavage’s work has been presented under the same roof since their Yale 1986 MFA thesis show.