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.