DIANE SIMPSON
Bib (white)
2006
Cotton mesh, painted aluminum, found trunk hanger, found embroidery hoop
30 by 23 by 8 in.  76.2 by 58.4 by 20.3 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

JO BAER
Facing, Turning (Intro/About), Cleaving (Apart/Together)
1978-79
Oil on canvas
Triptych, each canvas: 84 by 60 in.  213.5 by 152.5 cm.
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin.

ANNE NEUKAMP
Latz
2014
Oil, acrylic and tempera on canvas
78 3/4 by 59 in.  200 by 149.9 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

ANNE NEUKAMP
Patch
2014
Oil, acrylic and tempera on canvas
78 3/4 by 59 in.  200 by 150 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

ANNE NEUKAMP
Insert
2014
Oil, acrylic and tempera on canvas
78 3/4 by 59 in.  200 by 150 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

ANNE NEUKAMP
Crook
2014
Oil, acrylic and tempera on canvas
78 3/4 by 59 in.  200 by 150 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

ANNE NEUKAMP
Untitled
2014
Oil, acrylic and tempera on canvas
51 1/8 by 39 3/8 in.  130 by 100 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

DIANE SIMPSON
Underskirt
1986
Oil stain and acrylic on MDF with cotton mesh
44 by 69 by 7 in.  111.8 by 175.3 by 17.8 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

DIANE SIMPSON
Neckline (extended)
2011
Light density fiberboard (LDF), aluminum, enamel and colored pencil
85 by 50 by 14 in.  215.9 by 127 by 35.6 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

DIANE SIMPSON
Mesh Bonnet
1992
Pine, cotton mesh, waxed linen thread
43 by 20 by 16 in.  109.2 by 50.8 by 40.6 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

Press Release

NEW YORK, November 19, 2014 – Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present a three-person show with Jo Baer, Anne Neukamp, and Diane Simpson. This will be the gallery’s first time exhibiting work by these three artists and will include a range of paintings and sculptures from 1978 to the present. The exhibition will be on view from December 13, 2014 through January 24, 2015.  Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, December 13 from 6 to 8 pm.

Although their aesthetic practices differ, Baer, Neukamp, and Simpson all produce work that abstracts its original source material in order to create a new visual conversation between forms in space.  All three artists borrow and adapt source materials from a range of outlets, which include the common culture of branding, iconography, and figuration. Works such as Latz (2014) depicts Neukamp’s ability to create almost vector-like graphics, which oscillate between ambiguous planes of texture, geometry and color.  In turn, Baer’s paintings reveal wavering forms that entice the viewer to make his or her own visual connections between imagery that seems at once foreign and familiar.  Similar to both Neukamp and Baer’s paintings, Simpson’s approach to sculpture in works like Mesh Bonnet (1992) comparably dismantles an existing form, before reconfiguring it into a new compounded construction.

Cohesively these three artists all pull from the culturally familiar and through various methods of distortion—cropping, reconstruction, and overlay—investigate the volatile boundary between abstraction and representation. 

About Jo Baer
Jo Baer lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  She has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.  Her work has been included in recent group shows at Museum of Contemporary Art Grand Avenue, Los Angeles; The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA; and Korean Biennale, Busan.

About Anne Neukamp
Anne Neukamp lives and works in Berlin, Germany.  She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein Oldenburg and the Musée Wilhelm-Hack-Galerie Rudolf-Sharpf, Ludwigshafen, both in Germany.  Her work has been exhibited in group shows at KunstWerke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Centre d’art de Guyancourt, Guayancourt; and Fondation Arthena, Düsseldorf. 

About Diane Simpson
Diane Simpson lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.  Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been mounted at JTT, New York and Corbett vs. Demsey, Chicago.  Her work has been included in group shows at the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and White Columns, New York.

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