Amy Simon: a different STATE of mind

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  • October 25, 2009

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Amy Simon's a different STATE of Mind is on view at Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York.
Andrea Meislin Gallery

Andrea Meislin Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a different STATE of mind, Amy Simon's first exhibition since joining the Gallery. Simon's work is also currently on view at the 53rd Venice Biennale, International Exhibition "Making Worlds" curated by Daniel Birnbaum. The works presented at Andrea Meislin Gallery are a variation on the themes and media explored there, incorporating photos, drawings and wallpapers.

Our world is so limited and small – our relativity is only experiential. We function within knowledge of our experiences of past and present, thereby creating our personal future. Our experiences and therefore subsequent memories of them create and re-create our reality. And that reality becomes our world – and our world will never be isolated, it will always gather elements from a universal experience, therefore there will always be something in images that can be identified with and then related to and built upon in "stories" from other's lives.

These images came to Simon intuitively. Upon entering a particular apartment, the 40° heat and the sunshine at 9:00 am on a weekday morning, Simon knew that there was more existing in this space for her, to her, about her then just the architecture of the rooms. By photographing interiors only, and at times exteriors from the inside looking out, the rooms became isolated from space and time. They became their own special world, cut off from the goings on of a greater universe. These images from a different STATE of mind depict all that has passed and the creation of all that can be; they hold the weight of the bearer and a multitude of possibilities.

Amy Simon lives in Stockholm, Sweden and New York City; she works with both photography and drawing and allows the two mediums to draw from one another so that each simultaneously acts as a source and are included as a distinct part of the same project. Over the years each series of work has developed from her repeated travel to locations around the world of particular interest and personal memories.

Simon has exhibited extensively in Sweden as well as in Paris and New York. Her institutional and gallery exhibitions have generated a great deal of press in local and national Scandinavian cultural publications. Her work has been collected by important private and public collections. On view in the gallery will be ten large-scale photographs, a series of new drawings, a wallpaper currently exhibited in the Venice Biennale re-made specifically for the Gallery and a new wallpaper piece. a different STATE of mind will be fully illustrated in a book with essays by Daniel Birnbaum and Amy Baker Sandback.

Andrea Meislin Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 214
New York, NY 10001
Telephone 212.627.2552
Fax 212.627.1216
info@andreameislin.com
Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm

Andrea Meislin Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 214
New York, New York
info@andreameislin.com

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