"There Is Absolutely No Inevitability As Long As There Is A Willingness To Contemplate What Is Happening"
SRO GALLERY opens its 2016 Fall season with There Is Absolutely No Inevitability As Long As There Is A Willingness To Contemplate What Is Happening, a group exhibition featuring the work of Jo Baer, Don DeMauro, and MaryKate Maher. Taking its title from the 1967 Marshall McLuhan text about technology, The Medium is the Massage, this exhibit looks to the foundational elements from within the studio and how each artist extracts from the interior space to facilitate the process of thought and consideration of a broader nature.
The exhibit features a combination of sculpture and two-dimensional work from DeMauro and Maher, as well as working drawings for Baer's canvas, Altar of the Egos (Through a Glass Darkly), 2004. Jo Baer (b. 1929) was a key figure among the celebrated protagonists of minimalist painting in New York in the 1960’s and first half of the ‘70’s. She lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her works are part of various public collections such as those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Gallery, London and the Museum for Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. Her latest solo shows include Jo Baer: Towards the Land of the Giants, Camden Arts Centre, London (2015) and In the Land of the Giants, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013). Jo Baer's paintings In the Land of the Giants (a series of six paintings) have been selected for a solo show in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.