PHYLLIS ODESSEY

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Jazz District

I’ve become fascinated by artists who express their interior life by outwardly mapping it.  Simon Evans is one of those artists. Edible Landscapes marks a further exploration for the artist with the debut of four large abstract works.  Collaging ephemera collected from New York City sidewalks with Evans’ own notes, the abstractions resemble dense, gestural almost-landscapes.  Their expansive accumulation parallels the omnipresent digital cloud, archiving the trace elements of human experience to map a collective consciousness.” James Cohan Gallery

Read the  Wall Street Journal article, “Art-World Love Story:  As Simon Evans’s star rises in the art world, his wife wants more credit.  
I have  sympathy for Sarah Lannan’s position in making art with her husband and wanting to be a joint partner credited with producing the work.  When asked about how the pair create their work, Ms. Lannan replied “It’s private.  To detail who contributed what to what work, would be like bringing you into our bedroom.  It would be like describing the sexual positions we have.”  It will be interesting to see who ends up on top.

jazz landscape

The Hell of Addiction Known As The Jazz District

SIMON EVANS:  Edible Landscape
James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26 St., NY NY 10001
February 13 – March 22, 2014
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