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Closing Reception: Kate Simon Chaos and Cosmos

Fort Works Art

Please join us for the closing reception of Kate Simon: Chaos and Cosmos on Saturday, August 17 from 6 - 8 p.m. If you missed the May opening reception, this is a chance for you to enjoy the works in a special after-hours event before the exhibition closes.

Fort Works Art presents Chaos and Cosmos featuring artwork by acclaimed portrait photographer Kate Simon running from May 10 - August 31, 2019. In this large-scale solo exhibition, Simon will overtake both floors of the gallery displaying images spanning from her more than a thirty-year career as a photographer. Simon’s highly personal photographs serve as a peephole into the worlds of many of our heroes and icons. They offer us her own personal reflection of these times of past and cultural life-events that have helped to shape our view of many aspects of our world. In announcing Chaos and Cosmos, FWA owner and curator Lauren Childs stated, “Being able to bring the work of Kate Simon to Fort Worth for her first major retrospective exhibition demonstrates what is and has been possible since we opened in Fort Worth. This gallery has produced magic and more dreams realized than I could have ever imagined upon inception. Bringing an internationally acclaimed photographer with Simon’s career trajectory from New York City to our gallery is truly exhilarating.”
It is impossible in a few words or even with several images to effectively sum up the ongoing work and extensive archive of Kate Simon. Kate has created many iconic photographs that have defined the subject and part of modern popular culture. The Clash on the cover of the debut album, Debbie Harry on the roof of her apartment, Bob Marley by the pool, David Bowie in the studio, Led Zeppelin rehearsing, The Sex Pistols fighting, Miles Davis contemplating, Patti Smith on a rocking horse, all captured in a singular timeless style. Intimate portraits of artists and writers from William Burroughs to Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg to WH Auden, recent sittings with Iggy Pop and new work as a contributing editor to Interview Magazine continue to expand Kate’s unique archive.

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