time waves

december 11 - 23, 2018

simona prives

Artist’s Reception:

Friday, December 14, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PRESS RELEASE

Art Spiel

 Simona Prives,  Black Matter I  (2018), sumi ink, monotype and archival inkjet collage with xerox transfer and watercolor, music composed by Ross Williams

Simona Prives, Black Matter I (2018), sumi ink, monotype and archival inkjet collage with xerox transfer and watercolor, music composed by Ross Williams

JOHN DOE is pleased to present Time Waves, a solo exhibition of Simona Prives, featuring new and recent works on paper and video animation by the artist. The exhibition is on view from December 11 - 23, 2018 with the artist’s reception on Friday, December 14 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Time Waves focuses on a series of works which acutely examine the complex relationship between the organic and the man-made as well as the built and natural environments at this particular moment in history. Prives creates physical and digital collages that focus on the process of decomposition and reconstruction, and the dialectic of growth and decay - the themes that the artist continuously explores throughout her work. Every piece of work combines multiple forms of printmaking. The artist uses fragments of screenprints, monotype and found material to assemble the composition. To make each collage, Prives draws, disassembles and reconfigures maps, geological patterns and industrial imagery to breed new worlds that are at once familiar and abstract, resulting in compositions that suggest transformation.

Simona Prives is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary visual artist. Her artwork has been exhibited in New York City, Chicago, Miami, California, Italy, Greece, China and Japan. She has been awarded multiple residencies and fellowships in Italy, Berkeley, California, Vermont, Santa Fe, Greece and New York City. She also studied printmaking at the Scuola Internazionale De Graphica in Venice, Italy. She currently teaches at Parsons School of Design, New York University and CUNY.

www.simonaprives.com

 Simona Prives, detailed view of  Storm  (2018), screenprint, monotype and archival inkjet collage with ink, graphite and xerox transfer

Simona Prives, detailed view of Storm (2018), screenprint, monotype and archival inkjet collage with ink, graphite and xerox transfer

 Simona Prives,  Storm  (2018), screenprint, monotype and archival inkjet collage with ink, graphite and xerox transfer

Simona Prives, Storm (2018), screenprint, monotype and archival inkjet collage with ink, graphite and xerox transfer

 Simona Prives,  Black Matter II  (2018), sumi ink, monotype and archival inkjet collage with xerox transfer and watercolor

Simona Prives, Black Matter II (2018), sumi ink, monotype and archival inkjet collage with xerox transfer and watercolor

Time Waves is curated by Grace Noh. For press inquiry, please contact the gallery at info@johndoe-ny.com