Simo Neri

 

 POMEGRANATE (SOLD)  Limited Edition Prints available. Commissions also available.

POMEGRANATE (SOLD)
Limited Edition Prints available. Commissions also available.

 Moving Lines I   50" x 36", on sintra board

Moving Lines I

50" x 36", on sintra board

 Highline NYC   various sizes, limited edition prints available for commission

Highline NYC

various sizes, limited edition prints available for commission

 Roma II   limited edition print available in various formats

Roma II

limited edition print available in various formats

 Photo Curtains:  Tracks 98" x 30" 5 strips on canvas Infinite 98" x 30" 5 strips  Wet & Dry 105" x 54" 9 strips (Simo's courtyard after a rain)

Photo Curtains:
Tracks 98" x 30" 5 strips on canvas
Infinite 98" x 30" 5 strips
Wet & Dry 105" x 54" 9 strips
(Simo's courtyard after a rain)

  SHOW: back and side wall: Pomegranate (sold), Broken Arrow, Indian Spring Panel. Side wall: Fallen Petals, Water Sky, and on the brick wall, photo curtain - Fresh.

SHOW: back and side wall:
Pomegranate (sold), Broken Arrow, Indian Spring Panel. Side wall: Fallen Petals, Water Sky, and on the brick wall, photo curtain - Fresh.

 Pivoine   limited edition, sizes available by commission

Pivoine

limited edition, sizes available by commission

 Roma I   various sizes, limited edition prints

Roma I

various sizes, limited edition prints

 Cerisi   limited edition prints, sizes available for commission

Cerisi

limited edition prints, sizes available for commission

 Orange Bark   32" x 36" on sintra board

Orange Bark

32" x 36" on sintra board

 Water Sky  24" x 43"   photograph on sintra

Water Sky
24" x 43" photograph on sintra

 Frontier   limited edition prints, sizes available for commission

Frontier

limited edition prints, sizes available for commission

 Low Tide   various sizes, limited edition prints.

Low Tide

various sizes, limited edition prints.

 Entres des lignes !!  limited edition prints available in various formats.

Entres des lignes !!
limited edition prints available in various formats.

 Segmento di...   limited edition prints available in various formats

Segmento di...

limited edition prints available in various formats

 

Artist Statement

SIMO NERI "The Sum of the Parts" 
Jun 08, 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 6, 2005
Contact: Camilla Calhoun 845 838 1177

Artist, and photographer Simo Neri opens in Beacon with "The Sum of the Parts" - June 25th through August 1.

Simo Neri, born in Rome, currently living in Paris, comes to Beacon where her rhythmic, sequential photography will be presented, cascading from the ceilings and walls, at the Kiesendahl+Calhoun Contemporary Art gallery. Artist Reception will be held Saturday June 25th, 5-7pm. Exhibit runs through August 1st.

Deconstructing and sequentially re-assembling elements from nature, Simo Neri's work gives a fresh, arresting perspective to things familiar. Her pieces, assemblages of individual frames from rolls of 35 mm film, hang vertically in strips that are mounted on canvas, or horizontally on panels mounted on aluminum. At first glance the images may appear as abstract patterns of color and texture, but up close the observer discovers that each composition represents fragments of, for example, flowers, sky, bark, fire, pomegranate, butchered meat, water reeds, or cascading parts of waterfalls. One sees the effects of the waterfall, but never the waterfall itself. The sum of the parts is in effect only some of the parts.

Through her visual decomposition, Simo Neri becomes a serial life-giver to things we might otherwise ignore. Her work draws us in to meditate on the essence of the object she is revealing to us in parts. By combining the stillness of close-up photography with the sequencing of cinema, the artist effectively reveals the elusive mutability of nature.

Critic and architectural historian Richard Ingersoll writes in April of '05 that: "Unlike David Hockney's photomosaics of the 1980s, which were assembled from Polaroid photographic fragments into perspectival scenes, Simo Neri's mosaics are decidedly abstract, and force the imagination to reconstruct the idea of the whole from archetypes linked to personal experience." 
Neri's work can be viewed at www.simoneri.com
The artist will be in Beacon for her opening reception at the Kiesendahl+Calhoun gallery on June 25th , between 5