Artists Exhibitions Hannah Hoffman News Fairs

Now on view

Kate Mosher Hall

02.17.24–03.23.24

Raphaela Simon
Steine
12.11.21 – 01.29.22

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Installation view: Raphaela Simon, Steine. 12.11.21 – 01.29.22

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Installation view: Raphaela Simon, Steine. 12.11.21 – 01.29.22

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Raphaela Simon, Eimer (Bucket), 2021. Oil on canvas. 66.93 x 82.68 inches (170 x 210 cm)

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Detail: Raphaela Simon, Eimer (Bucket), 2021. Oil on canvas. 66.93 x 82.68 inches (170 x 210 cm)

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Raphaela Simon, Bett (Bed), 2021. Oil on canvas. 59.06 x 90.55 inches (150 x 230 cm)

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Detail: Raphaela Simon, Bett (Bed), 2021. Oil on canvas. 59.06 x 90.55 inches (150 x 230 cm)

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Installation view: Raphaela Simon, Steine. 12.11.21 – 01.29.22

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Raphaela Simon, Dunkelheit (Darkness), 2021. Oil on canvas. 86.61 x 57.09 inches (220 x 145 cm)

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Detail: Raphaela Simon, Dunkelheit (Darkness), 2021. Oil on canvas. 86.61 x 57.09 inches (220 x 145 cm)

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Installation view: Raphaela Simon, Steine. 12.11.21 – 01.29.22

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Raphaela Simon, Langes Gesicht (Long Face), 2021. Oil on canvas. 76.77 x 49.21 inches (195 x 125 cm)

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Detail: Raphaela Simon, Langes Gesicht (Long Face), 2021. Oil on canvas. 76.77 x 49.21 inches (195 x 125 cm)

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Raphaela Simon, Seil (Rope), 2021. Oil on canvas. 76.77 x 64.96 inches (195 x 165 cm)

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Detail: Raphaela Simon, Seil (Rope), 2021. Oil on canvas. 76.77 x 64.96 inches (195 x 165 cm)

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Installation view: Raphaela Simon, Steine. 12.11.21 – 01.29.22

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Installation view: Raphaela Simon, Steine. December 11, 2021 – January, 29, 2022

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Raphaela Simon, Rohr (Pipe), 2021. Oil on canvas. 70.87 x 61.02 inches (180 x 155 cm)

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Detail: Raphaela Simon, Rohr (Pipe), 2021. Oil on canvas. 70.87 x 61.02 inches (180 x 155 cm)

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Raphaela Simon, Waldgrundstück (Forest Property), 2021. Oil on canvas. 64.96 x 72.83 inches (165 x 185 cm)

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Detail: Raphaela Simon, Waldgrundstück (Forest Property), 2021. Oil on canvas. 64.96 x 72.83 inches (165 x 185 cm)

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Installation view: Raphaela Simon, Steine. 12.11.21 – 01.29.22

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Raphaela Simon, Langes Grundstück (Long Property), 2021. Oil on canvas. 62.99 x 82.68 inches (160 x 210 cm)

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Detail: Raphaela Simon, Langes Grundstück (Long Property), 2021. Oil on canvas. 62.99 x 82.68 inches (160 x 210 cm)

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Raphaela Simon, Rosa Berg (Pink Mountain), 2021. Oil on canvas. 78.74 x 74.8 inches (200 x 190 cm)

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Detail: Raphaela Simon, Rosa Berg (Pink Mountain), 2021. Oil on canvas. 78.74 x 74.8 inches (200 x 190 cm)

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Exhibition information

Hannah Hoffman Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Raphaela Simon, the artist’s second show at the gallery. Simon’s recent paintings take their cue from ordinary objects and familiar settings, but they are nonetheless totemic in their pared-down forms, directness of address and, most importantly, their allusive richness. The works mine a new, generative space between figuration and abstraction, suggesting the limits of textual description even as they open up a wealth of possibilities for visual signification.

 

Simon’s paintings are at once overwhelmingly full and disturbingly empty. Her forms are simplified and her color palette is stark, but the works are also nuanced and sculptural – multidimensional in both their physicality and content. Attempts to find precedents for the many contradictions at play in Simon’s paintings usually fall short. We can situate her work in a long tradition of modernist abstraction – Constantin Brancusi, Piet Mondrian, and Barnett Newman are among her touchstones – but Simon’s works aren’t about whittling an image down to its most essential formal elements. Her subjects, presented on an opaque void of paint, are offered up without much context, but they remain rich with meaning, more portals to thinking about the day-to-day human experience and time-honored social constructs than musings on the act of painting as such.

 

Simon’s titles are blunt descriptions (in both German and English) of her paintings’ respective subjects. They provide a toehold for understanding a given composition, but they’re only a starting point. The title Langes Gesicht (Long Face), for example, helps us translate Simon’s irregular, spoonlike shape into a human profile with a protrusion at the base of the skull and a ledge at the bottom of the chin. The words do little, however, to prepare us for the disturbing incongruity between the face’s fleshy pink hue and it’s complete, mask-like occlusion of expressive function. The label Bett (Bed) clues us into the identity of a thick, blue-and-white checkered plinth, a moment of recognition that brings with it a wave of nostalgia for homespun domesticity. In Waldgrundstuck (Forest Property), Simon evacuates any trace of the natural terrain encased by the fence that rings the composition, a move that only makes the cordoning off and commodification of the earth and its resources more poignant. In Simon’s hands, simplification doesn’t always lead to clarity; sometimes it shines a light on just how complex and entangled our habits, routines, and surroundings actually are.

 

Raphaela Simon (b. 1986, Villingen, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at Galerie Max Hetzler (2021, 2020, 2019, 2017 and 2016); Michael Werner Gallery, London (2020 and 2019); Victoria Miro Gallery (2018); TRAMPS/Michael Werner, New York (2017); Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles (2016 and 2015); and TRAMPS, London (2014), among others.

Past exhibitions

Gallery Share
03.04.18 – 03.31.18

Andy Robert
LAKOU: One, Two, Fifth
12.15.17 – 02.28.18

Current

Kate Mosher Hall
Never Odd or Even
February 17 – March 23, 2024

2024

D’Ette Nogle
MATERIALOUTPOST: IN-COUNTRY
February 23 – February 24, 2024

2023

Rosemary Mayer
Noon Has No Shadows
11.12.23 – 12.23.23

Monica Majoli
Space of the Line: Ben, Rameses, Tom
09.12.23 – 10.14.23

Luz Carabaño
encuentros

09.09.23 – 10.21.23

Dominique Knowles
My Beloved
06.03.23 08.05.23

Olga Balema
Loon

04.08.23 05.20.23

Darrel Ellis
01.28.23 03.18.23

2022

Elaine Cameron-Weir
Exploded View / Dressing for Windows
11.12.22 – 01.14.23

Sarah Pucci and Dorothy Iannone
Organized by Scott Portnoy
09.10.22 – 10.22.22

Various Artists
Sweet Days of Discipline
07.16.22 – 08.20.22

Ann Craven
Flowers (Watercolors)
06.04.22 – 07.09.22

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo)
04.16.22 – 05.21.22

Rochelle Feinstein
You Again
02.12.22 – 03.26.22

2021

Raphaela Simon
Steine
12.11.21 – 01.29.22

Anita Steckel
09.11.21 – 11.13.21

Tony Cokes
Evil.80 Empathy?
06.28.21 – 08.1.21

Talia Chetrit
DICKERING
06.19.21 – 08.14.21

Kate Mosher Hall
Without a body, without Bill
02.20.21 – 04.24.21

2020

Alvin Baltrop
11.21.20 – 01.23.21

Hardy Hill
The Easy Yoke
02.28.20 – 04.11.20

Barbara Kasten
Chroma
02.11.20 – 04.04.20

2019

Various Artists
California Winter
11.08.19 – 12.21.19

Tony Cokes
Della’s House
02.12.19 – 03.22.19

D’Ette Nogle
D’Ette Nogle, 2019
01.29.19 – 04.27.19

2018

Adam Linder
FOOTNOTE SERVICE: SOME TRADE
04.28.18 – 04.29.18

Gallery Share
03.04.18 – 03.31.18

D’Ette Nogle
Wardrobe Selections for Gallery (2013-2018)
03.04.18 – 03.31.18

2017

Andy Robert
LAKOU: One, Two, Fifth
12.15.17 – 02.28.18

Elaine Cameron-Weir
wave form walks the earth
09.17.17 – 11.22.17

Rey Akdogan
07.08.17 – 08.26.17

Joe Zorrilla
Condo New York, hosted by Bortolami Gallery
06.29.17 – 07.28.17

TOUCHPIECE
Curated by Justin Beal
05.21.17 – 06.24.17

Ryan Mrozowski
03.18.17 – 04.29.17

Olga Balema
On The Brink Of My Sexy Apocalypse
01.25.17 – 03.11.17

2016

Paul Thek
11.12.16 – 01.07.17

Sam Falls
09.16.16 – 10.29.16

Barbara Kasten
“I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers
07.23.16 – 09.10.16

A Change of Heart
Curated by Chris Sharp
06.04.16 – 07.16.16

Ben Schumacher
Motor Earth
04.02.16 – 05.21.16

Raphaela Simon
Tischlein deck dich
04.02.16 – 05.21.16

Isabelle Cornaro
01.23.16 – 03.19.16

2015

Daniel Buren, Sam Lewitt, Wilfredo Prieto, Charles Ray, Pamela Rosenkranz, Joe Zorrilla
11.21.15 – 01.16.16

John Finneran
Dreamers at the Gates of Where Dreamers Are
09.19.15 – 10.31.15

Margaret Lee and Emily Sundblad
You Can Teach an Old Zebra New Tricks
08.07.15 – 09.12.15

Joe Zorrilla
05.02.15 – 07.03.15

Gerhard Richter
Overpainted Photographs
March 21 – April 18, 2015

Ryan Foerster
03.21.15 – 04.18.15

Various Artist
IMAGE SEARCH
01.01.15 – 02.28.15

2014

Ann Craven
11.15.14 – 12.20.14

Sam Falls
09.05.14 – 10.25.14

Matt Sheridan Smith
07.12.14 – 08.23.14

Joe Zorrilla
06.06.14

Isabelle Cornaro
03.04.14 – 04.19.14

Rey Akdogan
05.03.14 – 06.21.14

Various Artist
The Body Issue
01.11.14 – 02.15.14

2013

Jörg Immendorff
10.04.23 – 12.07.13

Sam Falls, Jacob Kassay, Matt Sheridan Smith, Joe Zorrilla
07.23.13 – 09.21.13

Mira Schendel
Mira Schendel
05.21.13 – 07.13.13

2024

Kate Mosher Hall in Frieze Magazine
02.29.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir at Lisson gallery
03.07.2024 – 04.13.24
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.27.2024
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.22.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in artnet
02.14.2024
Ann Craven in Santa Barbara Independent
02.05.2024
Tony Cokes in Hyperallergic
01.31.2024
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in MOMUS
01.19.2024
Tony Cokes in e-Flux
01.17.2024
Olga Balema in the New York Times
01.04.2024
Kate Mosher Hall in Frieze
01.03.2024
Rosemary Mayer in Artillery Magazine
01.02.2024

2023

Elaine Cameron-Weir in Artnet
12.22.2023
Rosemary Mayer in LA Review of Book
12.18.2023
Ann Craven in the Brooklyn Rail
12.14.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in BOMB Magazine
12.14.2023
Olga Balema in the New York Times
12.13.2023
Barbara Kasten in Artnews
12.13.2023
Darrel Ellis in the New York Times
12.13.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Frieze
12.07.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Mousse
12.06.2023
Monica Majoli in Artforum
11.30.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in FAD Magazine
11.28.2023
Dominique Knowles in Cultured
11.27.2023
Rosemary Mayer in LA Downtown News
11.20.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Insider
11.20.2023
Tony Cokes in E-Flux
11.20.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Cultured
11.17.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Hyperallergic
11.02.2023
Tony Cokes in The Brooklyn Rail
11.01.2023
Darrel Ellis in OnMilwaukee
10.19.2023
Luz Carabaño in Hyperallergic
10.09.2023
Kate Mosher Hall in Artforum
10.05.2023
Luz Carabaño in Flaunt
09.22.2023
Rochelle Feinstein at Mehdi Chouakri
12.09.2023 - 04.11.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Latina
09.09.2023
Anita Steckel at Wonnerth Dejaco
09.08.2023 – 10.14.2023
Barbara Kasten at Bortolami
09.08.2023 – 10.28.2023
Kate Mosher Hall at Miguel Abreu
09.08.2023 – 10.21.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in NY Times
09.07.2023
Dominique Knowles in Texte Zur Kunst
09.05.2023
Tony Cokes at DIA Bridgehampton
08.26.2023
Dominique Knowles in Elephant
07.12.2023
Dominique Knowles in LA Times
07.05.2023
Raphaela Simon and Andy Robert at Michael Werner Gallery
06.24.2023 – 09.09.2023
Darrel Ellis in ARTnews.com
23.06.2023
Tony Cokes at DIA Bridgehampton
06.23.2023 – 05.2023

Artists

Rey Akdogan Olga Balema Elaine Cameron-Weir Luz Carabaño Talia Chetrit Tony Cokes Ann Craven Darrel Ellis Rochelle Feinstein Kate Mosher Hall Maren Karlson Barbara Kasten Dominique Knowles Adam Linder D’Ette Nogle Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) Andy Robert Raphaela Simon Anita Steckel Joe Zorrilla

Works by

Paul Thek Alvin Baltrop

2023

Tony Cokes and Dominique Knowles
Paris + Art Basel
10.18.23 – 10.22.23
Caitlin MacQueen and Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo)
The Dallas Invitational Art Fair
04.22.23 – 04.23.23
Various Artists
Frieze Los Angeles
02.16.23 – 02.19.23

2022

Rochelle Feinstein
Art Basel Miami Beach
12.01.22 – 12.03.22
Olga Balema, Ann Craven, Caitlin Macqueen and Anita Steckel
Paris + Art Basel
10.19.22 – 10.23.22
Kate Mosher Hall
Frieze NY
05.18.22 – 05.22.22
Elaine Cameron-Weir
(Shared with LambdaLambdaLambda who presented Nora Turato)
Frieze LA
02.17.22 – 02.20.22

2021

Olga Balema
(with Bridget Donahue Gallery)
Frieze NY
05.05.21 – 05.09.21

2020

Barbara Kasten
(with Bortolami Gallery)
Frieze LA - Projects
02.14.20 – 02.16.20
Andy Robert
Cape Town Art Fair
02.14.20 – 02.16.20

2019

D'Ette Nogle and Marcel Broodthaers
June
06.10.19 – 06.14.19
Andy Robert
Frieze NY
05.02.19 – 05.05.19
Group presentation
Frieze LA
02.15.19 - 02.17.19

2018

Olga Balema and Andy Robert
Paris Avant-Première
10.12.18 – 10.18.18
Olga Balema
Art Basel Hong Kong
03.27.18 – 03.31.18