Adam Simon’s Deadeye Realism

Adam Simon, “The Forge” (2016), acrylic on canvas 72 x 63 inches (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

To mark his third solo exhibition at Studio 10 in Bushwick, Sharon Butler of Two Coats of Paint asked Adam Simon to “put together a list of the things he’s been thinking about.”

One of the things he included (#8 out of 11) was his own Missing series of 8 x 6-inch paintings from the 1980s. In the catalogue essay I wrote for Pictures and Gestures, the artist’s first show at the gallery (April 27 – May 27, 2012), I described the series in the following passage:

[E]very morning at breakfast he found himself staring at a carton of milk, one side of which displayed a photograph of a smiling child with the word “MISSING,” in bold caps, printed

Article source: http://hyperallergic.com/302206/adam-simons-deadeye-realism/

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