Adam Simon, "Meeting," 2010, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 56x80"
This amazing painting (which looks far better on the wall than it does as a jpeg) was recently featured in "Ocketopia" a group show curated by Austin Thomas at Lesley Heller Gallery. Although Simon's studio is in Bushwick, he isn't officially participating in the Bushwick Open Studios this weekend, but if you send him a note and tell him you're in the neighborhood, I'm sure he'd be happy to give you a tour. Also check out today's video on the Two Coats Video Channel, which features a 2009 conversation with Simon and Loren Munk of the James Kalm Report. Simon talks about how his old job as a magazine production artist influenced his painting.