WG.69
Amy Simon "Everybody Loves Angels"

September 4 - October 4, 2014

Artist Statement

By investigating cultural objects from around the world that have been "transplanted" or "immigrated" to another continent, a similarity, almost a metaphor, arises between these objects and peoples. The movement of things and people has taken place for centuries, whether by dislocation, consumption, education or desire. To witness this, through an understanding of man-made objects, and as in this exhibition with a religious undertone, helps raise the idea of sameness, rather than difference.

Discovering, photographing, printing, re-creating (in both 2 and 3 dimensional work), gives me distance and just enough of a memory of the original, to re-interpret my own personal understanding of meaning and idea.

Ultimately my work is mostly conceptual, in as it begins and ends with the formation of a question that I do not intend to find the answer to. The outcome of this journey is the artwork created along the way. These works are my text, to inspire and provoke thought from my viewer, for them to look within, at their personal journey, and the relationships they may have with the subject matter. My drawings, photos and sculptures are their key. Thus the artworks, in their material form, extend the cycle of movement of things and people.

The title of the exhibition is from a BBC art historical documentary, where a very serious learned professor suddenly broke character when describing a painting including small cherubs, he said..."but of course, everybody loves angels".

/Amy Simon

Amy Simon

Born in New York and based in Stockholm and New York, Amy Simon’s works are evocative meditations on the nature of recollection, identity, and the significance of place. Simon’s diverse works encompass photography, drawing, sculpture, documentary film, and large wallpapers. Drawing often from personal experience, Simon uses images to cull memories and to strengthen and relive experience. A largely conceptual artist working in a range of scale, her work invites viewers to explore questions about their own history and examine themes of memory, belonging, dislocation and impermanence.

Born in New York City in 1957, Simon received art degrees from the University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Miami, and New York University. Simon has exhibited extensively in Sweden as well as in Paris and New York and her institutional and gallery exhibitions have generated a great deal of press. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and “A different STATE of mind” was made into an illustrated book.

Other work by
Amy Simon

(almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, Installation shots
©Wetterling Gallery, photo credit Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, photo credit Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, photo credit Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, photo credit Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, photo credit Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, photo credit Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, photo credit Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
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(almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
Amy Simon, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello to, 2017
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Everybody Loves Angels, 2014. Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
Wetterling Gallery, 2014
Wetterling Gallery, 2014
Wetterling Gallery, 2014
Wetterling Gallery, 2014
Wetterling Gallery, 2014
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New Works, Wetterling Gallery 2014
Wetterling Gallery, 2014
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2010-2011 (small drawings)
Colored pencil on paper. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Colored pencil on paper. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Colored pencil on paper. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Colored pencil on paper. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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2010-2011 (large drawings)
Colored pencil on paper. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Colored pencil on paper. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Colored pencil on paper. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Colored pencil on paper. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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2010-2011 (photos)
C- print. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C- print. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C- print. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C- print. © Amy Simon / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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The way of nature. The way of grace, 2011, Wetterling Gallery, Installation shots
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011