Simon Evans

Simon Evans

I am fascinated by the interesting concepts of London-born, Berlin based artist Simon Evans' current exhibition now showing in NYC at the James Cohan Gallery. Have you ever thought of photographing and writing about all you have? What is your most prized possession(s)?

"The title of the show Island Time is a reference to Robinson Crusoe and the hand-made objects that were critical to his survival on a desert island—a metaphor that draws connections between the state of being shipwrecked, to the role of the artist as an outsider, to the artist's personal biography living as an expatriate in a foreign city. Evident in the work is Evan's preoccupation with counting and charting—an activity also key to survival as a castaway."

I also really like the piece below called, "One Hundred Mix CDs for New York." It makes me think twice about actually burning cd mixes again and making pretty covers for them. See more of his work here.

Simon Evans
Simon Evans

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14 comments:

Joanna Goddard said...

AMAZING.

Style and Inspiration said...

I just recently moved so have been going through "all I have" and am wondering how to get rid of a lot it. Very interesting concept for artwork. Thanks for sharing!

SARAHSPY said...

what a neat idea. i think i'd be scared to attempt it myself!

deanna said...

Oooh, this is awesome! i'm going to NYC for the weekend, so I'll have to check the show out in person!

Gisele said...

Oh, I love this!

Anela said...

I can't imagine actually photographing or illustrating everything I have. What a great exercise though!

[J] said...

Incredible!

theyellowbucket said...

so rad i must check this out after class!

wide open spaces said...

i am absolutely nuts about that top piece.

N A M E S A K E said...

whoa! thanks rachel. simon is the best. been running into him for years and has always been humble & kind. this show was special because his lady lart helped out a bunch. she is very talented and has a few cheaper things available at otsu. radical. hope you have a great weekend ahead of you. sincerely, adam c.

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The Clever Pup said...

My husband who is also an EVANS did this about 30 years ago when he was planning a trip to Europe.

He got his pencil crayons and drew all his clothes, socks, accessories before deciding what to pack. Simon's art is very reminiscent of my husband's, which we framed about 5 years ago. Great Evans think alike.

Roberta Jane said...

Wow, the "everything I have" piece just blew my mind! I think I might have to do this with my clothes, shoes, and handbags... Maybe it would help me rediscover my wardrobe!

Thrice said...

Wow..this is VERY interesting.. even the colours of each item seem to contribute to the whole composition. Awesome.

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