||Stacks, Loops and Intersections: Code Sketches by
John F. Simon, Jr.’s work, though digitally-driven, shares an art historical kinship with the range of choices that artists like Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian faced in the realization of their art work. His ongoing explorations into how the software age affects the creative process is evident in the museum’s West Gallery exhibition, Stacks, Loops and Intersections: Code Sketches. This exhibition will feature his seminal work, ComplexCity (2000), a series of wall-mounted LCD screens that display perpetual color and pattern shifts based on Midtown Manhattan traffic patterns, as well as three new video projections based on the code sketches for Endless Victory, his sequel to ComplexCity.
Born in Louisiana in 1963, John F. Simon, Jr. lives and works in New York City. Simon has had recent solo exhibitions at Sandra Gering Gallery, New York City (2005, 2002); Alexandria Museum of Art , Alexandria, Louisiana (2005); Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee (2004); and SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2002). Selected group exhibitions include BitStreams, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2001); and 2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco; and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Simon’s software and book, Mobility Agents: A Computational Sketchbook (2005) will be co-published by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Printed Matter, Inc.