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

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.

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