This exhibition marks the first presentation of Jo Baer’s work at Dia since the vital 2002 survey Jo Baer: The Minimalist Years, 1960–1975 at Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea. Following several recent acquisitions, this display of her early paintings traces the artist’s progressive experiments with color, form, and visual framing in the 1960s and '70s. Interrogating both the medium of painting and the canvas itself, Baer’s work from this period complicates notions of the pictorial field and the painted object. The forthcoming exhibition at Dia Beacon will include work from Baer’s Korean, Single Paintings, Double Bar, and Radiator series and will showcase her inquiries into the relationships between boundaries and contours as well as centers and peripheries—concerns paramount to her practice.
Jo Baer was born in Seattle in 1929. She lives and works in Amsterdam.