Disturbing Innocence features over 50 historical and contemporary artists whose use of dolls, toys, mannequins, robots, and other surrogates forms a deep and powerfully expressive genre. The exhibition poses profound questions surrounding social constructs of youth, beauty, transformation, violence, sexuality, gender, identity, and loneliness. Inspired by Fischl’s own childhood in suburban Long Island, NY, and his early career as an artist working in New York City in the 1980’s, Disturbing Innocence presents a subversive and escapist world at odds with the values and pretensions of polite society.

Curator: Eric Fischl

Artists: Morton Bartlett, Vanessa Beecroft, Hans Bellmer, Amy Bennett, Louise Bourgeois, James Casebere, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Bonnie Collura, Will Cotton, Gregory Crewdson, George Condo, James Croak, Chris Cunningham, Henry Darger, E.V. Day, Peter Drake, Carroll Dunham
Inka Essenhigh, Eric Fischl, Alberto Giacometti, Steve Gianakos, Ralph Gibson, Robert Gober
Martin Gutierrez, Hilary Harkness, Andrew Huang, Mike Kelley, Elizabeth King & Richard Kizu-Blair, Charles LeDray, David Levinthal, Roy Lichtenstein, Sarah Lucas, Loretta Lux
Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz, Paul McCarthy, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Malcolm Morley, Jim Nutt, Tony Oursler, Alexandra Penney, Ellen Phelan, Richard Prince, Aura Rosenberg, Jennifer Rubell, Gideon Rubin, David Salle, Claudette Schreuders, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Stoerchle, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Helen Verhoeven, John Waters, John Wesley, Lucy Winton, Ivan Witenstein, Dare Wright, Lisa Yuskavage.