Jo Baer, Exhibition view, Secession 2008, Photo: Pez Hejduk

Jo Baer

April 26 – June 22, 2008

Jo Baer is seen as one of the pioneers of minimalism. Her early work from the late 1950s was based on a characteristic “hard-edge” style. Her reductive paintings were often done in series of large and small squares or vertical and horizontal rectangles, with the main emphasis on the contours and enclosing borders. From the mid-1960s Jo Baer expanded her artistic repertoire with horizontal or vertical diptych and triptych groupings, and also with highlighted wraparound paintings using diagonals or curves.


Jo Baer, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1929, lives and works in Amsterdam.