Judith Eisler, the mid-career artist who is known for tightly cropped paintings that she makes from photographs she snaps of scenes in films, is now represented by New York gallery Casey Kaplan. Eisler, who is 55 this year, will have her first solo show at Kaplan next September, which will mark her first show in the city in a decade. (She previously worked with Cohan and Leslie in New York.)
Eisler’s work, which tends to home in on women’s faces, couples embracing, or abstract movie effects—sometimes with the same image repeated, though subtly altered through different cropping decisions, across more than one painting—has been included in exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery in London, the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, and the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.
Like some work by Jack Goldstein, Marilyn Minter, and Walter Robinson, Eisler’s painting can exude elegance, glamor, and sex at the same time that they gaze on such subjects from a slight distance, examining how they are constructed through popular culture.
Eisler is also represented by Gavlak Gallery in Los Angeles and Charim Galerie in Vienna, where she has a home. (She also lives in Warren, Connecticut.)