Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC

Frieze New York 2020

06 May – 15 May 2020
Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020,
Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, MONIQUE MOUTON, IN HER GARDEN, 2017, 63'' X 75'' X 2.5'' (160.02 CM X 190.5 CM X 6.35 CM), WATERCOLOR, GESSO, SOFT PASTEL, SANGUINE ON PAPER

MONIQUE MOUTON, IN HER GARDEN, 2017, 63'' X 75'' X 2.5'' (160.02 CM X 190.5 CM X 6.35 CM), WATERCOLOR, GESSO, SOFT PASTEL, SANGUINE ON PAPER

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, MONIQUE MOUTON, SECRETS, 2017, 72'' X 63'' X 2.5'' (182.88 CM X 160.02 CM X 6.35 CM), WATERCOLOR, SOFT PASTEL AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER

MONIQUE MOUTON, SECRETS, 2017, 72'' X 63'' X 2.5'' (182.88 CM X 160.02 CM X 6.35 CM), WATERCOLOR, SOFT PASTEL AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2015, 2015, 23'' X 52'' X 21'' (58.42 CM X 132.08 CM X 53.34 CM), CONCRETE, EDITION OPEN

NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2015, 2015, 23'' X 52'' X 21'' (58.42 CM X 132.08 CM X 53.34 CM), CONCRETE, EDITION OPEN

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2016 -BIS, 2019, 27.95'' X 27.56'' X 5.91'' (71 CM X 70 CM X 15 CM), FIBERGLASS, BONDO, GESSO, NAIL POLISH (OPI

NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2016 -BIS, 2019, 27.95'' X 27.56'' X 5.91'' (71 CM X 70 CM X 15 CM), FIBERGLASS, BONDO, GESSO, NAIL POLISH (OPI "JUST SPOTTED THE LIZARD", CHANEL "SKY LINE"), AND PRISMA COLOR, UNIQUE

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2016 -BIS, 2019, 27.95'' X 27.56'' X 5.91'' (71 CM X 70 CM X 15 CM), FIBERGLASS, BONDO, GESSO, NAIL POLISH (OPI

NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2016 -BIS, 2019, 27.95'' X 27.56'' X 5.91'' (71 CM X 70 CM X 15 CM), FIBERGLASS, BONDO, GESSO, NAIL POLISH (OPI "JUST SPOTTED THE LIZARD", CHANEL "SKY LINE"), AND PRISMA COLOR, UNIQUE

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2017 (PINK, CONCAVE), 2017, 35.43'' X 74.8'' X 25.2'' (90 CM X 190 CM X 64 CM), STEEL, RUBBER FEET AND FLUOROCARBON METALLIC PAINT, EDITION 3 + 1 AP

NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2017 (PINK, CONCAVE), 2017, 35.43'' X 74.8'' X 25.2'' (90 CM X 190 CM X 64 CM), STEEL, RUBBER FEET AND FLUOROCARBON METALLIC PAINT, EDITION 3 + 1 AP

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2017 (PINK, CONCAVE), 2017, 35.43'' X 74.8'' X 25.2'' (90 CM X 190 CM X 64 CM), STEEL, RUBBER FEET AND FLUOROCARBON METALLIC PAINT, EDITION 3 + 1 AP

NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2017 (PINK, CONCAVE), 2017, 35.43'' X 74.8'' X 25.2'' (90 CM X 190 CM X 64 CM), STEEL, RUBBER FEET AND FLUOROCARBON METALLIC PAINT, EDITION 3 + 1 AP

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2018, 2018, 36'' X 33'' X 32'' (91.44 CM X 83.82 CM X 81.28 CM) ALUMINIUM, UNIQUE

NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2018, 2018, 36'' X 33'' X 32'' (91.44 CM X 83.82 CM X 81.28 CM) ALUMINIUM, UNIQUE

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2018, 2018, 36'' X 33'' X 32'' (91.44 CM X 83.82 CM X 81.28 CM) ALUMINIUM, UNIQUE

NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2018, 2018, 36'' X 33'' X 32'' (91.44 CM X 83.82 CM X 81.28 CM) ALUMINIUM, UNIQUE

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2019, 2019, 22.05'' X 54.72'' X 25.98'' (56 CM X 139 CM X 66 CM), TERRAZZO, STEEL, POWDER-COATED PANTONE PMS 350U, BOLTS, PLASTIC CAPS, CHROMED STARSCREWS, EDITION 2 + 1 AP

NANCY LUPO, BENCH 2019, 2019, 22.05'' X 54.72'' X 25.98'' (56 CM X 139 CM X 66 CM), TERRAZZO, STEEL, POWDER-COATED PANTONE PMS 350U, BOLTS, PLASTIC CAPS, CHROMED STARSCREWS, EDITION 2 + 1 AP

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, OPEN MOUTH DIGEST, 2020 (Filmstill), 35.43'' X 62.99'' (90 CM X 160 CM), VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO,  UNIQUE

NANCY LUPO, OPEN MOUTH DIGEST, 2020 (Filmstill), 35.43'' X 62.99'' (90 CM X 160 CM), VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO, UNIQUE

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, OPEN MOUTH DIGEST, 2020 (Filmstill), 35.43'' X 62.99'' (90 CM X 160 CM), VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO, UNIQUE

NANCY LUPO, OPEN MOUTH DIGEST, 2020 (Filmstill), 35.43'' X 62.99'' (90 CM X 160 CM), VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO, UNIQUE

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, NANCY LUPO, OPEN MOUTH DIGEST, 2020 (Filmstill), 35.43'' X 62.99'' (90 CM X 160 CM), VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO, UNIQUE

NANCY LUPO, OPEN MOUTH DIGEST, 2020 (Filmstill), 35.43'' X 62.99'' (90 CM X 160 CM), VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO, UNIQUE

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, MONIQUE MOUTON, UNTITLED, 2018, 12.25'' X 17.31'' X 0.5'' (31.12 CM X 43.97 CM X 1.27 CM), OIL ON WOOD PANEL

MONIQUE MOUTON, UNTITLED, 2018, 12.25'' X 17.31'' X 0.5'' (31.12 CM X 43.97 CM X 1.27 CM), OIL ON WOOD PANEL

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, MONIQUE MOUTON, UNTITLED, 2016, 40.75'' X 27.25'' X 2'' (
103.51 CM X 69.22 CM X 5.08 CM), WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

MONIQUE MOUTON, UNTITLED, 2016, 40.75'' X 27.25'' X 2'' (
103.51 CM X 69.22 CM X 5.08 CM), WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

Jan Kaps, Nancy Lupo, Monique Mouton in collaboration with Bridget Donahue, NYC, Frieze New York 2020, MONIQUE MOUTON, GROUND, 2019, 61.25'' X 57.37'' X 2.75'' (155.58 CM X 145.73 CM X 6.99 CM), WATERCOLOR, VINYL-BASED PAINT ON PAPER

MONIQUE MOUTON, GROUND, 2019, 61.25'' X 57.37'' X 2.75'' (155.58 CM X 145.73 CM X 6.99 CM), WATERCOLOR, VINYL-BASED PAINT ON PAPER

Press release

For the Focus section of Frieze New York 2020, Bridget Donahue and Jan Kaps present a
joint booth featuring the paintings of Monique Mouton and the sculptures as well as a
video of Nancy Lupo. For this joint presentation for Frieze, Mouton and Lupo form a
dialogue on mutability and plays on scale.

Monique Mouton produces her works in watercolor, pastel, and other materials. Her
compositions build slowly and seep into her hand-cut surfaces of paper or wood. Both
resolute and open-ended, the abstract nature of her paintings is marked by vaguely
geometric shapes and sensitively-layered color. Rather than resolving into clear images, the
accumulations of marks are subtle and ever-in-motion, exploring relationships between
decisions, chroma, texture, or perspective. The well-handled edges of the large paper
evokes the ephemeral while the imposing scale creates a tension between the visible and
the felt. These oscillations elicit a spacious attention that subverts quick consumption.

Nancy Lupo presents an ongoing index of benches in which she replicates, in reduced
scale, examples of existing benches or quasi architectures in civic or commercial space.
The benches are examples of the intertwining effort and effect of civic care and civic
cruelty. As sites, park benches also inevitably entangle layers of subjective and intimate
situations of place, time and memory. This series has unfolded with one sculpture per year
since 2015 and addresses Lupo’s own experience as well as pictures of place and time as
they are subtly distorted by scale and affect. Open Mouth Digest, 2020 is a new video that
unfolds aspects of this project with footage from her archive running parallel to a
conversation between Lupo and her studio assistant, friend and former student Camille
Clair, a week or so before installing her sculpture Open Mouth at the MCA San Diego and
following its stint in Pershing Square in the fall of 2019.