Some of the Parts

Thoughts on the Works of Simo Neri – Richard Ingersoll, April, 2005 – […] The sum of the parts is  in effect only some of the parts. Yet this method evokes a greater whole that can be identified as the  resonance between the viewer and the phenomenon. As research these works push provocatively on the “doors of perception“. They are precise and  objective portrayals of fragments of reality that deny the possibility of seeing objects in space in their  three-dimensional integrity. Photography has been used to countermine its own determinedly scopic  nature to see things from a different, multiple point of view. Each shot provides a piece of space, but  taken together they do not lead to a literal reconstruction of a setting. At the same time that space has  been negated, the more ambitious works that hang free-standing propose a basic contradiction: they are  installed as spatial definers, shaping the interior environment.

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Biography

Born in Italy, Simo Neri lived in California for 15 years before settling in Paris. She now lives in both Paris and New York. Influenced by these different cultures, as well as by studies in art and philosophy, she has been combining photographic and painting techniques since 1978. Neri’s installations of large “photo curtains”, ”photo kimonos”, and “photo falls”, are repetitive, rhythmic and meditative in nature. Her recent work explores new printing techniques on silk, linen and cotton canvas. Simo Neri’s work has been exhibited and collected in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Wear the city
Feel the city
Be the city!

 SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

_WEARING CITIES at NYCxDESIGN (2014), Industry City, NY

_SEQUENTIAL BEAUTY (2009), lot84, Mt. Kisco, New York

_BHU (2007), MyOwnGallery, Milano

_RECENT WORKS (2006-2007), US Eastern District Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York

_SOME OF THE PARTS (2005), Kiesendahl+Calhoun Contemporary Art, Beacon, New York

_ENTRE CIEL ET TERRE (2004), Ministère des Finances, de l’Economie et de l’Industrie, Paris

_KITCHEN WORKS (2003), Bulthaup Bastille, Paris

_INAUGURATION (2003), law offices Eversheds Frere Cholmeley, Paris

_RID’EAU (2002), FIAP Jean Monnet, Paris

_WINTER COLLECTION (2002), Thierry Mugler headquarters, Paris

_BETWEEN THE LINES (2001), Yume Gallery, Tokyo

_VIRTUAL WOOD (2001), Belcher Gallery, San Francisco

_PASSPORT (2001), Fort Mason, San Francisco; Barker Hangar, Los Angeles

_RECENT WORKS (2000), The Presidio, San Francisco

_THE FACTORY AND ITS DOUBLE (1980), Magazzini del Sale, Biennale di Venezia

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

_"HE LIKED THE ACT OF READING, THE MAGIC OF TURNING SCRATCHES ON A PAGE INTO WORDS INSIDE HIS HEAD" (2015), Say What Contemporary Art, Tannersville, NY

_SMALLS (2015), Atelier du Fond de la Cour, Paris

_ART CONTEMPORAIN POUR M.R.S. (2014), La galerie du jour Agnès b., Paris

_"WHEN I PAINT A STILL LIFE, I WANT IT TO BE ANYTHING BUT STILL" (2014), Say What Contemporary Art, Tannersville, NY

_WE LIVE IN A RAINBOW OF CHAOS (2013), Say What Contemporary Art, Tannersville, NY

_MSTADT (2005), Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

_EX-PEAU (2004), Espace Beaurepaire, Paris

_ENTRE 2 (2004), Alliance Française de Paris

_LIFT TO WONDERLAND (2003), Resodiversion, Paris

_CIEL D’INTERIEUR (2002), Hotel Dieu, Brie-Compte-Robert

_GCC /IGS 5 (2000), World Trade Center, Osaka

_GCC /IGS 4 (1999), Museo de Arte Moderna, Toluca, Mexico

_TRANSPOSITIONS (1994), FIAP Jean Monnet, Paris

_GROUP SHOW (1999) Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco

_ARTE E NUOVE TECNOLOGIE (1984), Electrografica, Pavia

_ENVIRONMENT (1980) Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco

_ELECTROWORKS (1980) Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design, New York ;Canadian Center of Photography and Film ; International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY

COMMISSIONS

FIAP Jean Monnet, Thierry Mugler, American Express, Macy’s, SO-AN, Bulthaup, Holland + Holland, O’Design, RATP, Kunsthaus Graz, New York School of Visual Arts