Hudson River Park New York, NY

2015

Archival pigment print

18 x 13 in

Bill, New York, NY

2015

Archival pigment print

18 x 18 in 

Chance Meeting Across the Hudson, Jersey City, NJ

2015

Archival pigment print

24 x 18 in

Pier 99, New York, NY

2015

Archival pigment print

24 x 18 in

Georgica Pond, East Hampton, NY

2014

Archival pigment print

18 x 13 in

Harbor Beach, Jupiter, FL

2015

Archival pigment print

24 x 18 in

Highline, New York, NY

2015

Archival pigment print

24 x 18 in

Hudson Drift, New York, NY

2015

Archival pigment print

15 x 15 in

Brown’s Ranch, North Scottsdale, AZ

2015

Archival pigment print

24 x 18 in

Pudding Point,  Beaumaris, ON (Canada)

2015

Archival pigment print

13 x 18 in

Sagaponack Pond, Bridgehampton, NY

2014

Archival pigment print

18 x 24 in

Whippoor-Will-Hill, Laughlintown, PA

2014

Archival pigment print

18 x 13 in

Colin T. O’Neill Trail, Middlebury, VT

2015

Archival pigment print

18 x 13 in

Pinnacle Peak Scottsdale, AZ

2015

Archival pigment print

13 x 16 ½ in 

Highline Too, New York, NY

2015

Archival pigment print

13 x 18 in

Eternal Love
2015
Mixed media assemblage
6 ½ x 2 ½ x 1 ½ in

Venus of Menlo Park
2015
Mixed media assemblage
3 ¼ x 6 x 3 ¼ in

Poor Handling
2015
Mixed media assemblage
24 ½ x 20 in

This is a bad idea
2015
Mixed media assemblage
3 ½ x 6 in

Wood. Knots
2015
Mixed media assemblage
10 x 19 in

A Minor Domestic Disturbance
2015
Mixed media assemblage
4 ½ x 4 ½ x 3 in

Pink Nails
2015
Mixed media assemblage
3 ½ x 5 in

Powerlessness
2015
Mixed media assemblage
3 x 16 in

My Darling…
2015
Mixed media assemblage
11 ½ x 14 ½ in

Keys to an Unknown Kingdom
2015
Mixed media assemblage
10 x 23 in

A Jolly Good Scrubbing
2014
Mixed media assemblage
13 ½ x 13 ½ in

Desert Night
2014
Mixed media assemblage
3 x 8 in

Red Graph
2014
Mixed media assemblage
7 x 7 in

Objectified
2014
Mixed media assemblage
6 ½ x 14 ½ in

Black and White Sketch
2013
Mixed media assemblage
13 ½ x 13 ½ in

Flavin was here!
2015
Mixed media assemblage
36 x 33 in

FOUND by Henry J. Simonds

September 3 – October 1, 2015

FOUND by Henry J. Simonds

September 3rd – October 1st, 2015

Reception: September 10th 6-8pm

 

Galerie Protégé is pleased to present FOUND by Henry J. Simonds.  Simonds is a New York-based artist and filmmaker who works extensively with found objects and derivative materials.  He was previously featured in the gallery’s debut exhibition, transFIGURE, and is excited to return to mount this solo show of new works.  

FOUND by Henry J. Simonds showcases two principal aspects of the artist’s practice: the construction and documentation of temporary environmental installations and the experimental repurposing of found materials into sculptures and assemblages.  In his studio practice, Simonds finds inspiration in the mundane.  Approaching his work with thoughtfulness, he celebrates beauty and humor and discovers the unique qualities inherent in the everyday objects and materials he uses.  He places them in a new context and gives them deeper meaning, thus granting them new life as cultural forms.

The environmental installations - which the artist refers to as Geo-Tags, a nod to graffiti and their geographical nature - are represented here in the form of photographic documentation.  Simonds’ belief is that the true works exist as temporary interventions in the landscape and that their value is in their possibility.  Time, the conditions, and their locations mean that few, if any, may have the opportunity to experience these interventions as they were left; but the possibility of their discovery, and the thought of a potential viewer being confronted with a surprising, unique aesthetic experience is thrilling.

 

FOUND by Henry J. Simonds will be on view September 3rd through October 1st, 2015 with a reception on September 10th from 6 to 8pm.