Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chip Simone at Steven Kasher Gallery in NYC

Atlanta-based photographer Chip Simone will open a show of his work at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Manhattan April 12th, 2012, with a reception from 6-8 pm. This show will offer over 40 digital color photographs by Simone, and will be up through May 26th, 2012.

Simone had a major show of work at the High Museum in Atlanta last fall and published some of this work in the volume Chip Simone Chroma (Nazraeli Press, 2011). He has now made it to the Big Apple with what the folks at the Kasher Gallery are calling "the first exhibition by the artist outside of the American South in over 20 years."

The folks at the Kasher Gallery describe Simone's work as representing "a unique confluence of two traditions, the American modernist photographic tradition epitomized by his teacher Harry Callahan, and the new digital street photography that has only recently burst out. Simone brings together the studied constructedness of the mid twentieth century New Vision with the nanosecond quick captures made possible by the digital photographic revolution. He is one of the first photographers to make wholly satisfying digital prints, prints both monumental and full of quicksilver 21st century perceptions."

Simone’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in France. His photographs were exhibited at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. In 1985 The French Ministry of Culture exhibited his work at the Chapelle De La Sorbonne in Paris, The Refectoir Des Jacobin in Toulouse and The Centre D’Action Culturelle in Angouleme.

Simone’s photography can be found in scores of museums and private collections worldwide. Simone’s work currently resides in the permanent collections of High Museum of Art, Sir Elton John Collection, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, Worcester Historical Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities and more.

This show is actually up right now at Jackson Fine Art, so you can see it without having to go North, if you are able to get to Atlanta before April 7th.

Congratulations to Simone for going from glory (in Atlanta) to glory (in NYC) in his career.

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