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Nicole Eisenman, This Drippy Paint Tomb of Energy Where Vision Goes To Die, My Spirit, Has Spoken! II, 2011, Museum 52, New York
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GENDER ON CANVAS
by Elizabeth Kley



Gender-bending creativity runs amok in “Leidy Celeste Nicole,” an exhibition of works by artists Leidy Churchman, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer and Nicole Eisenman at Museum 52, curated by Rhizome executive director Lauren Cornell. The three artists look hard "with their entire bodies," Cornell suggests, adding that their gaze is "amorous, politicized, witty." It's also fresh and imaginative, as the show mixes old time macho painting with a sense of post-gender lesbian freedom.

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