"New Paintings: Charles Clough and Mimi Thompson"
November 20 1987 - January 24 1988
“Charles Clough and Mimi Thompson are two abstract painters who have sidestepped irony and appropriation in favor of the less-traveled paths developed by Jasper John, Joan Snyder, Cy Twombly and others. Clough is well known for the strange hybrids of painting and photography which he developed over the last decade. Since 1985, he has painted exclusively and has developed another hybrid, a painting which is simultaneously genuine and artificial, cultural and natural, full and empty. Mimi Thompson’s work is both pop and expressionistic, without exactly engaging in the rhetoric of either. In her painting, she explores the complexities of an ambiguous vocabulary. Viewers of both these artist’s works experience the simple pleasure inherent in the act of looking at paintings.”
-From The New Museum Annual Report, 1988
Courtesy the Artist and New Museum Archive