Artist’s Talk: John F. Simon Jr.

Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenovic introduces John F. Simon Jr. who presents an artist's talk in the galleries, October 17, 2013. Photos: Sue Ahn

Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenovic introduces John F. Simon Jr. who presents an artist’s talk in the galleries about his Intersections installation Points, Lines, and Colors in Succession, October 17, 2013. Photos: Sue Ahn

Simon’s works will be on display through February 9, 2014. Did you miss his artist’s perspective? Read how the Phillips’s stairwell influenced the border of Simon’s work, Moment of Release.

Panorama of John F. Simon Jr.'s works in the Phillips stairwell

Panoramic installation view of Points, Lines, and Colors in Succession. Photo: Amy Wike

John F. Simon Jr. Works the Details

John F. Simon Jr.

Clockwise from top: John F. Simon Jr., Moment of Release, 2013; detail; carved wood screening below house stairs. Photos: Patti Favero

I’ve been at the Phillips for nine years, and until John F. Simon Jr.’s current installation in the stairwell of the Phillips mansion, I never noticed the beautiful decorative woodwork beneath the staircase.  Simon uses the same decorative pattern in Moment of Release, a work created specifically for the installation.  I asked Mr. Simon about it and learned he was very taken with the staircase decoration and purposefully referenced it in his work.

Come tonight, October 17, to hear John F. Simon Jr. give an Artist’s Perspective talk in front of the works at 6:30 pm. The talk is free with admission.