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Exhibitor listing

Simons Gallery

E-mail address : simonsartgallery@gmail.com
Website :http://www.thesimonsgallery.com

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Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Leonor Anthony  (+)

    Biography : Leonor Anthony is a multidisciplinary artist based in Miami, Florida, with studios in The Hague, Netherlands and Brooklyn, New York. Born in Havana Cuba, she immigrated to the United States with her family as a young child. She is an accredited scholar, artist, photographer and published author. Anthony is world-renowned for her courageous use of materials and by creating works that invoke controversial issues in today’s society. She is recognized for using art as a vehicle of activism. With limitless styles materials and unprecedented assertiveness, characterized by violently expressive color and jarring compositions, Anthony is able to bring awareness to issues ranging from slavery, immigration, women’s empowerment, and environmental preservation. The imagery of her art is crafted through her unflinching willingness to elicit emotional reactions. Her intense but sophisticated style is a reflection of the artist’s unending search for freedom of expression and penchant towards iconoclasm. In 2013, Anthony was awarded the prestigious title of Artist-in-Residence at the Florida International University Honors College. She is the founder and curator of the FIU Honors College Art Collection and has curated several exhibits with subjects ranging from Prison Reform to the Environment. Environment preservation led her to create the NestGen Project. This biennial project, is comprised of artistic installations, incorporating a call to a collective conscience regarding our planet and the promotion of reuse, reduce and recycle principles. Two of her monumental works are part of the Florida International University’s permanent collection exhibited at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and The FIU College of Law. In April, 2017 Leonor Anthony was honored with the FIU Alumni of Distinction Award. Anthony’s internationally acclaimed shows are as follow: Milan Fashion Week Espinasse31, CONTEXT Art Miami, the 57th Venice Biennale 2018, Aqua Art Miami, Miami Art Ba

    Exhibition : Espinasse31, Art F***s Fashion, during Milan Fashion Week 2018
    Milan, Italy, February 22nd - April 19th 2018

    CONTEXT Art Miami
    Downtown Miami, Florida, Miami Art Week 2018

    Personal Structures, Open Borders
    European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy, May 13th – November 26th, 2017
    Venice Biennale 2017

    Singularities
    Florida International University, College of Engineering and Computing, Miami, Florida, April 2017

    Aqua Art Miami, Art Basel Week 2016
    Miami Beach, Florida, December 2016

    MACVA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valencia
    Valencia, Venezuela

    Contemporaries at Uffizi
    Florence, Italy, November 2016

    Nestgen Ecological Biennale Project
    Florida International University, College of Engineering and Computing, Miami, Florida
    November 8th – December 10th, 2016

    Art Expo New York
    New York, New York, April 2016

    Leonardo Da Vinci Award, The Universal Artist
    Borghese Palace, Florence, Italy – January 2016

    Spectrum Miami, Art Basel Week 2015
    Miami, Florida – December 2015

    Le Carrousel du Louvre 2015
    Paris, France, October – November 2015

    Exposure Award, Musée du Louvre
    Paris, France, July 2015

    Expo Milano 2015 International Contemporary Art
    Milan, Italy, June – August 2015

    Da Caravaggio ai Nostri Giorni
    Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy, May 2015

    Premio Gulielmo II 2015
    Citta di Monreale, Italy, March 2015

    Biennale of Palermo
    Palermo, Sicily, January 2015

    Biennale of Paris
    Paris, France, December 2014

    NestGen Ecological Biennale Project
    Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida, November – December 2014

    Le Carrousel du Louvre 2014
    Paris, France, October 2014

    Seoul Open Art Fair
    Seoul, South Korea, May 2014

    Synergy, A Grass Roots Artistic Populist Movement
    Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, May 2014

    Earth & Water: Our Planet, Our Life Exhibit
    Florida International University, April 2014

    Galerie Thullier
    Paris, France, March 2014

    Transition/Verity, Solo Show
    Miami Beach, Florida, January 2014

    Scope Miami Beach 2013
    Miam

    Detailed Description : At the age of three, barely able to hold a pencil, I started drawing. And then I never stopped. I have been expressing myself through art my entire life. When I was five years old, my family left Cuba, commencing a lifetime of migration and hyphenation. This feeling of impermanence and non-identity, at home everywhere but not fully belonging anywhere became my way of life. This dichotomy of melancholy and ease, radical yet classical, underlies all my creations. All my work carries a message- social justice, equality, spirituality, intellect; my innate and passionate need to express inarticulate feelings. I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go since creation can happen anywhere. Sometimes these ideas stay in the notebook for years, and they almost always become reality. I start preparing mentally to work much before I actually begin. I commence with a clear idea of the message and the overall feeling of the piece. Throughout the night, my mind begins the work and often new ideas form in my sleep, expanding on the original thought. I start working very early in the morning, with my mind at peace and fresh, dressed entirely in black. As a priest prepares for mass, I prepare to work. I start the music, which is classical adagios and always the same, and within minutes I no longer exist in this world. I do not hear anything and I don’t stop until either the work or my physical being demands it. I work completely alone, in the silence of my mind. I am an artist because I breathe. I pour myself entirely on the work until there is nothing left of me, yet when I “return”, I am reborn. I hope to my last day to have paint on my face and hands, to be able to smell the peculiar smell of the oils and my eyes to see color that surrounds me, inside and out. The impetus of my work is my need to communicate and share a common human experience. I talk, feel and hopefully touch, through art. My work is my word and my truth.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Leonor Anthony - Reminiscing in Tempo

      Reminiscing in Tempo

    • Leonor Anthony - Deconstructed

      Deconstructed

    • Leonor Anthony - Back O' Town

      Back O' Town

    • Leonor Anthony - Miles Away

      Miles Away

    Also exhibited by:

    Also represented by:

  • Roberto Polillo  (+)

    Biography : Born in Milan in 1946, Roberto lives between his native city, Rome and Miami. In the 1960s he photographed over a hundred jazz concerts, building up a complete gallery of portraits of the most important jazz musicians of the period. These images have been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions, and used for magazines, books, CD sleeves, and have been collected in a photographic book Swing, Bop & Free (2006), which presents over 100 portraits of jazz icons of the 1960s. But then, after entering with his jazz images in the history of entertainment photography, in the early 1970s he decided to hang up his camera and embark on a completely different career, as both an entrepreneur in the computer software business and an university professor. In the early 2000’s he took up his camera again, after an expressive silence lasted three decades, exploring new different languages for travel art photography.

    Exhibition : (showing selected exhibitions)
    CONTEXT Art Miami
    Miami Art Week. December 2017

    Visions Of Venice
    Galerie 111, Paris. November - December 2017

    Future & The City,
    Trieste Photo Days, Trieste, Italy. October - November 2017

    Future City
    Bocconi University, Milano, Italy. February - September 2017

    Jazz Icons: Collection for the Centennial of Jazz
    MIA Photo Fair, Milano (Italy). March 2017

    Un secolo di jazz, la creatività estemporanea
    Centro Culturale Chiasso (Switzerland). March - April 2017

    Three exhibitions: Jazz Icons, Visions of Venice, Future City.
    VAP Venice Art Projects. Venice (Italy). May – June 2017

    Towers of Miami
    SorianoImmagine2017, Soriano nel Cimino (Italy). July -August 2017

    Adentro y Afuera el Jazz (with Roberto Cifarelli),
    San Sebastian Art Fair, San Sebastian (Spain). July 2017

    Swing, Bop & Free
    BASE, Milano (Italy). November 2016

    Visions of Venice
    Fondazione Stelline, Milano (Italy). October - November 2017

    Towers of Miami
    MIA Fair 2016. Milano (Italy). April - May 2016

    Visions of Venice
    Tre Oci, Venezia (Italy). January - March 2016

    Impressions of Venice and Jazz 60
    MIA Fair 2015, Milano (Italy). April 2015

    Jazz ’60
    Anteo Spazio Cinema, Milano (Italy). February – March 2012

    Jazz ‘60/Street Art
    The Don Gallery, Milano (Italy). May 2012

    Il Jazz tra Europa e America
    Biblioteca Cantonale, Lugano (Switzerland). January – April 2011

    Jazz ’60
    Auditorium, Milano (Italy). October 2011

    Jazz ’60
    All You Need Is Photography Photo Festival, Milano (Italy). December 2010 – February 2011

    Swing, Bop & Free
    Chiostro di S.Francesco, Sorrento (Italy). August – September 2009

    Swing, Bop & Free
    FNAC Galleries, Verona, Napoli, Rome, Torino, Genova (Italy), 2007 –2008

    Swing, Bop & Free: Jazz of the Sixties
    Cortile del Palazzo Pubblico, Siena (Italy). July – August 2007

    Stasera Jazz
    Fondazione Siena Jazz, Siena (Italy). 2003 – now (permanent exhibition)

    I giganti del jazz (with R.Schwamenthal)
    Centro Cultur

    Detailed Description : An American Invention. Jazz, the ultimate manifestation of freedom, individuality, democracy and the American experience is the focus of our project to be presented for the very first time, in the country of its inception and the city where it flowered. Music that listens to each other, and what America will be when it becomes itself; Nothing will be sweeter. By merging two artistic disciplines we honor the Jazz tradition of improvisation, artistic dialogue, fusion and innovation. Simons Gallery is proud to present the priceless Jazz photographs of Italian Photographer Roberto Polillo, taken during the 60’s and 70’s, of Jazz’s greatest icons while on tour in Europe, and the work of multidisciplinary Cuban artist Leonor Anthony. This project focuses on the transcendent nature of Jazz and how it represents the American Experience, democracy, equality, and the hope of free people. Now more than ever, we focus on Jazz in order that through its essence we can deliver its message of freedom from hate, freedom from fear and glorious inclusivity.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Roberto Polillo - John Coltrane Quartet (Milano, 1962)

      John Coltrane Quartet (Milano, 1962)

    • Roberto Polillo - Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)

      Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)

    • Roberto Polillo - Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968)

      Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968)

    • Roberto Polillo - Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966)

      Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966)

    • Roberto Polillo - Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964)

      Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964)

    • Roberto Polillo - John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)

      John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)

    Also exhibited by:

    Also represented by:

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

  • Lili(ana)  (+)

    Biography : “Lili(ana) is an artist who defines herself as multifaceted in respect to her expression on contemporary issues. Sometimes her way to point out what she covets is through installation, sculpture, photography or video… For a contemporary artist, the means used to express ideas is not really important but the concept of her/his imagination itself. Lili(ana) is a mental artist, that means her thoughts about art are first build in their meaning; the concept prompts her images. First her thinking builds the image, then it presents itself. Perhaps this is what every artist do, the difference is that in some this usual “doing” is more noticeable than others.” * Lili(ana) currently lives and works in Miami. She has been featured in exhibitions in USA as well as in France, Spain, China, Argentina, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. *(excerpt from " Light Spectra" by Marcela Römer)

    Detailed Description : "and the following... (life)", 2002-2005 Once & again our essence gets a new vehicle to continue its given physical labyrinth in order to evolve, and also fulfill its part in the evolution of humanity. Such evolution is made not only by personalities but by the conjunction of all the souls incarnated in this physical plane and how each one walk their given pathway. How big the ratio or length of the labyrinth is of not important, but the quality of our walk through it is - our contributions. We might have periods of struggle in which our mental and emotional bodies need to adjust and upgrade themselves to solve the given situation, then chaos becomes just a step-up towards a clearer state of mind and better-controlled emotions. Acknowledging and connecting to our essence give us the ability to transform chaos into harmony; it gives us the ability to step into our next level. "And the following...(life)" is a reminder of the inescapable fact of life: the continuous return of the soul to the physical plane, an invitation to walk through it with mindfulness.

  • Daria Cipriani  (+)

    Biography : Daria Cipriani was born in Tuscany, Italy and she now lives in Vancouver, Canada. Her love affair with the lens started at 19 when she boarded her first ship as a Merchant Marine officer, carrying a sextant and a small camera. As she crossed the oceans the camera became her constant companion, documenting her experience. Today she continues to travel worldwide as a professional photographer. She is internationally known for her images of people, their struggles and moments of joy; their interactions with their immediate societies and surroundings. For the past three years Daria Cipriani has been engaged on a project with the Canadian First Nations native peoples, documenting their culture and their deep and abiding connection with nature, which are depicted in her latest works. The images shown in this exhibit have been inspired by the Haida Gwaii islands and the Haida people, their totem poles and what they represent, their symbolism and the stories embedded within them. Cipriani’s published books of photography include: The Journey Home, a story about First Nations children and their residential school; Paris — La Strada; New York — Connect and Disconnect; The Colors of Cuba; and A Soul Journey of India. Daria Cipriani is represented by Simons Gallery (The Netherlands, Miami, Mexico City) and has exhibited twice in Art Basel Week Miami, at Spectrum 2015, and Aqua Art Miami in 2016, at New York Art-Expo in April 2017 and at Context Art Miami in December 2017 . Her work is included in the permanent art collection of Florida International University in Miami, Florida, housed at the FIU Honors College.

    Detailed Description : Travel and photography have been constant elements of my life. Traveling satisfies a primitive call to explore, a need to go beyond my own fears, to reach out to and communicate with people and nature, and to feel part of my own surroundings. Photography is a means, a formal language with no boundaries. As Salgado says, "it is an aesthetic way to communicate". To photograph is to establish a connection by engaging eyes, heart and mind in order to fix a vision, an emotion, a ''something'' that represents a split second of life suspended in the eternity of time. Those seconds make our story, translated into images. My composite Oltre — Immaginifico (Something Else: A World Imagined) represents an effort to go beyond reality and create harmony through layering several images, combining actuality and vision, an oneiric world inspired by love of humanity, by beauty and by hope.


John Coltrane Quartet (Milano, 1962) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

John Coltrane Quartet (Milano, 1962)

John Coltrane Quartet (Milano, 1962), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

John Coltrane Quartet (Milano, 1962)
cm 140 x 164 (55 x 64,5 in)
Giglée print on Hanehmuehle Photo Rag Baryta paper, 315 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Reminiscing in Tempo - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony

Reminiscing in Tempo

Reminiscing in Tempo, Mixed Media, 60H x 48W inches

Deconstructed - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony

Deconstructed

Deconstructed, Sculpture, 70H x 30W x 23D inches

Deconstructed, Sculpture, 70H x 30W x 23D inches

Back O' Town - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony

Back O' Town

Back O' Town, Mixed Media, 60H x 48W inches

Back O' Town, Mixed Media, 60H x 48W inches

Miles Away - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony

Miles Away

Miles Away, Mixed Media, 60H x 60W inches

Miles Away, Mixed Media, 60H x 60W inches

Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964)

Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964)
cm 30 x 45 (11,8 x 17,7 cm)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966)

Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966)
cm 30 x 45 (11,8 x 17,7 cm)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

John Coltrane (Milano, 1962) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)

John Coltrane (Milano, 1962), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)
cm 30 x 45 (11,8 x 17,7 cm)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)

Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)
cm 30 x 45 (11,8 x 17,7 cm)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968)

Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968)
40 x 30 cm (15,7 x 11,8 in)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)