VAN HANOS
Lilly's Gaze
2012
Oil on linen
40 by 48 in. 101.6 by 121.9 cm.

ROGER WHITE
Sketchbook
2012
Oil on canvas
Diptych, each: 43 by 30 in. 109.2 by 76.2 cm.

ROGER WHITE
Chicken
2012
Oil on canvas
11 by 15 in. 27.9 by 38.1 cm.

ANNA CONWAY
Spring Green
2012
Oil on board
48 by 78 in. 121.9 by 198.1 cm.

NOLAN SIMON
The Lamb or Be nice and don't trouble your head about a thing
2012
Oil on canvas
14 by 11 in. 35.6 by 27.9 cm.

MAMIE TINKLER
Still Life with Glasses, Three ways
2012
Watercolor on paper
Triptych, each: 10 by 7 in. 25.4 by 17.8 cm.

MAMIE TINKLER
Still Life with Photographs
2012
Watercolor on paper approx.
12 by 16 in. 30.5 by 40.6 cm.

NANCY DE HOLL
Untitled
2012
Oil on panel
14 by 14 in. 35.6 by 35.6 cm.

NANCY DE HOLL
Untitled
2012
Oil on panel
14 by 14 in. 35.6 by 35.6 cm.

NANCY DE HOLL
Purple Christmas
2011
Oil on canvas
30 by 24 in. 76.2 by 61 cm.

ANDREW KUO
Girl, Flowers
2012
Acrylic on linen
51 by 38 in. 129.5 by 96.5 cm.

ANDREW KUO
Tallboy
2012
Acrylic on linen
20 by 16 in. 50.8 by 40.6 cm.

JEANETTE MUNDT
Board Room
2012
Oil on linen
Diptych, each: 16 by 20 in. 40.6 by 50.8 cm.

JEANETTE MUNDT
Living Room (4 on 1)
2012
Oil on linen
28 by 32 1/8 in. 71.1 by 81.6 cm.

TIMOTHY HULL
Tut Head Two
2012
Oil on canvas
16 by 16 in. 40.6 by 40.6 cm.

TIMOTHY HULL
Temple of Zeus T.S.I.O.
2012
Oil on canvas
48 by 60 in. 121.9 by 152.4 cm.

In Plain Sight
Installation view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY, 2012

In Plain Sight
Installation view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY, 2012

In Plain Sight
Installation view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY, 2012

Press Release

New York – Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce In plain sight, a summer group exhibition which explores new investigations in representational painting by New York based artists Anna Conway, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Van Hanos, Nancy de Holl, Timothy Hull, Andrew Kuo, Jeanette Mundt, Nolan Simon, Mamie Tinkler and Roger White. The exhibition will be on view in the Chelsea Gallery from July 19 through August 17.

In the past few years, much attention has been paid to the popularity of abstract painting by emerging artists, with figurative or representational work being seen as limited or overburdened. After all the rhetoric and debate surrounding the death of the medium, why would a contemporary artist still choose paint out of the endless options one has to capture reality? To wit, the role of a photograph at present can be as subjective as that of a painting– easily manipulated and made unreliable. To make new representational painting, and make it affecting, then, becomes even more of a challenge, coexisting in constant competition with all the other imitations of life which now surround us.

In plain sight will bring together a group of artists using representation who embrace this idea, pushing back against traditional notions of how their paintings should typically function. Presenting new ideas of permanence, perspective, scale, and realistic depiction, these artists ignore the assumptions that contemporary representational painting lacks the cerebral qualities inherent to other modes of art making. Instead, they acknowledge that representation as we encounter it everyday is a shifting concept, and painting is now just one of many ways to process an image.