Three-person show with Jo Baer, Anne Neukamp, and Diane Simpson at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

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  • December 17, 2014

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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; JTT, New York and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.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; JTT, New York and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present a three-person show with Jo BaerAnne Neukamp, andDiane Simpson. This is the gallery’s first time exhibiting work by these three artists and includes a range of paintings and sculptures from 1978 to the present. The exhibition is on view through January 26, 2015.

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.

About Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Founded by Lucy Mitchell-Innes and David Nash, who previously headed the worldwide Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art divisions of Sotheby’s, Mitchell-Innes & Nash places exemplary contemporary artists within a historical context, revealing a continuity of ideas and aesthetic virtuosity from the Modern era through the present day.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash’s renowned exhibition program, in both their Madison Avenue and Chelsea locations, fosters excellence within artistic practice, while forging an informed dialogue between emerging and established internationally recognized artists. From acclaimed surveys of 20th century masters, such as Jean Arp, Anthony Caro, Jay DeFeo, Willem de Kooning, Leon Kossoff, Kenneth Noland, Roy Lichtenstein, and Nicolas de Stael, to solo exhibitions of Sarah Braman, Keltie Ferris, Daniel Lefcourt, William Pope.L, Virginia Overton, Martha Rosler, and Jessica Stockholder, Mitchell-Innes & Nash has proven expertise in both advancing the careers of emerging artists and maintaining the superior standard set by established artists.

December 13, 2014 – January 26, 2015
534 West 26th Street, New York 


Mitchell-Innes & Nash is located at 1018 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side. Tel: 212 744 7400, and at 534 West 26th Street in Chelsea. Tel: 212 744 7400. Web:

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