WG.Project.12
(almost) Everybody I say Hello to

February 17 - March 25, 2017

Drawings
200+ portraits

Opening reception Thursday February 16, 6-8 PM

Drawing people, and for the first time, portraits of individuals I know, has brought my drawing to a new place. Not only how the final work looks as a drawing but also how will the subject, or others look upon it. Is it accurate, close, reminiscent of them or solely how I see them? Will they be flattered, amused, insulted? Throughout, I learned more about my drawing. That bald men and asymmetry are more conducive to line, flaws are extremely interesting and so-called perfection is difficult to capture.
In these drawings, gender, age, and ethnicity got lost in the similarities of features rather than their differences. This is a good thing, as a sign of connection between one another, which consists of (almost) everybody.

Amy Simon, January 2017

Amy Simon

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 and documentary film. Her series A different STATE of mind homed in on domestic interiors, capturing separate emotional worlds with each room. The series The way of nature. The way of grace. consisted of surreal photographs and drawings of taxidermized animals in displaced environments, while the series Everybody Loves Angels focused on the cultural history of angels. Her 2017 show, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello To, at Wetterling presented more than 200 portraits of people Simon has met, as well as, highlighting the similarities of their features despite differences of gender, age and ethnicity - a welcome act of connection at a time of global political division. Drawing often from personal experience, Simon uses images to cull memories and to strengthen and relive experience. A 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 a bachelor’s in fine arts from the University of Florida, and a MA from New York University. Simon has exhibited extensively in Sweden, as well as in Paris, New York and Tel Aviv. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2009) and can be found in private and public collections globally including the Modern Museum Stockholm. Simon lives and works in Stockholm, New York and Tel Aviv.

Amy Simon (almost) Everybody I say Hello to_2016 ©Bildupphovsrätt/Amy Simon

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