these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Sep 28, 2009

a little gathering...

i was talking with one of my friends the other day about the importance of curation, that it is an art unto itself... and one that is so much harder than you'd think. it took me a solid 8 hours to hang a show once. no kidding. finding the right pieces, the right arrangement... it takes a lot of work and a ton of sensitivity. each piece in a show has a conversation with the other work. especially the piece it is hanging right next to. and so the premise of the show, the statement, whatever it is you want the show to DO or communicate, weighs in heavily on how the work is hung. i'm a bit rusty at it, for sure. so this is just a little attempt to start thinking along those lines again- a little gathering of pieces from the last 3 years, all of which are still in my possession, all of whom i love. pretend it's a real exhibition and let me know what you think.

don't you ever tell...

untitled (protect)
24" x 17.5"
oil on canvas
angela simione, 2008

15" x 11"
mixed media on paper
angela simione, 2009

20" x 24"
glitter on wood
angela simione, 2008

Charlotte ("the faces do not count.")
36" x 12"
angela simione, 2007

Portrait of the Artist as a Child
20" x 16"
oil on canvas
angela simione, 2007

11" x 14"
watercolor on paper
angela simione, 2008

14" x 11" (framed)
angela simione, 2009

(this last piece should definitely be photographed on a white ground... and without the glare, but you get the point.)


The Storialist said...

Such a wonderfully peculiar selection. I love "portrait of the artist as a child"--I hadn't seen this one yet. It's very compelling, and for some reason I just kept going back to it.

I love the sooty sky in the first are all about exploring and drawing attention to edges and limits, I would say (fence, a skirt or apron hem, the blurring or abrupt line between image and white space). I always enjoy your work!

angela simione said...

hey you! the Portrait is one of my very favorites. ever. it's on the wall in my livingroom and it's never been offered up for sale. it's the peice that made me fall in love with oil painting and jump started the whole faceless thing in my work. i'm glad you like it. :)

Radish King said...

Is the piece "You are a stranger here." For sale?


angela simione said...

sure is. :) everything but the black oval portrait is up for grabs.