NEW YORK, NY.- Mitchell-Innes & Nash announces 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 is 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.