Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Given that I’m so into only-in-New-York art right now, the timing could not be more appropriate for Erica Simone’s latest exhibit Nue York. The photographer took guerilla-style nude self-portraits of herself throughout this fair city in the most unassuming of locals: Grey’s Papaya, a barbershop, on the subway, in a library, just hanging out. As reported by Animal New York, ‘The key to each shot is definitely timing and I can sometimes wait 30 min – 1 hour to take a certain shot. But most of the time, I’m in and out, naked and dressed in a blink of an eye.’ Even your average New Yorker is capable of some pretty bizarre quirks (as videos of subway rides have evidenced this week), but to be fair this would be unusual behavior in most any city. Simone manages to go just beyond normal expectations, and thus art is born!
‘Nue York’ Erica Simone at Dash Gallery, 172 Duane St; Apr 14-28