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Jo Baer

Up Close in the Land of the Giants

Texts by Jo Baer, Andria Hickey
Design by Mine Suda

Expanding on the themes introduced in Jo Baer’s 2013 catalogue In the Land of the Giants—published for the dual exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Ludwig Museum Cologne—Up Close in the Land of the Giants features extended texts, found and drawn images, and paintings by the artist.

This new publication provides deep insight into Baer’s research-based approach of locating source imagery in the Irish landscape, which has inspired and informed her visual lexicon for two decades.

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Jo Baer: Up Close in the Land of the Giants
Texts by Jo Baer, Andria Hickey
Design by Mine Suda
2020
Hardcover
136 Pages
10 3/4 x 8 1/4"

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Jo Baer

Exhibition

Jo Baer: The Risen / Originals
Nov 6 – Dec 19, 2020

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Thirty-five years later—fondly remembering my Irish days and still beguiled by a relic plump with portents—the stone and its raison d’être came to form both the subject matter and object of my series of six paintings entitled In the Land of the Giants.

Jo Baer

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Not allowing a single image to dominate the space offered Baer a radical departure from the dichotomy of abstraction and figuration, one that afforded multitudinous interpretations and open-endedness in the tensions that emerged between fractured images.

Andria Hickey

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