“ …. we are forced to respond to those human silhouettes, relating to or rejecting each one. Simon has made the generic personal. The work presents a collection of cookie-cutter, templated identities that we choose for ourselves, suggesting that we extract uniqueness from even the most generic circumstances. “
A. L. McMichael from After Vasari
For the past two decades, Adam Simon’s paintings have used commercial stock photography as a resource for images of normalcy, fulfillment and the everyday. He is also known for his projects relating to art distribution and reception. Two of these projects, Four Walls and the Fine Art Adoption Network have received widespread attention.