Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen

March 23, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers | 7 Comments |
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Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen is an upcoming exhibition of photographs by New York and Paris-based commercial and fine art photographer, Erica Simone. From the streets to the subway, and from Bowery to the Bronx, Simone publicly bares all, raising the philosophy behind “just being”, as well as playing with the idea of “counter-fashion” — that without clothing, people could not possibly socially interpret each other. Opening on 14th April at the Dash Gallery, 172 Duane Street, New York City, the exhibition will run for two weeks.

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Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen Photographs by Erica Simone

New York and Paris-based commercial and fine art photographer, Erica Simone, exhibits her collection “Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen” during a solo show at the Dash Gallery, 172 Duane Street, New York City 10013, April 14 to April 28, 2011.

The art gallery, run by media mogul, Damon Dash, will exhibit approximately 20 photographs, sponsored by Uptown Fine Art Printing Studio, of Simone literally exposing herself all over New York City. From the streets to the subway, and from Bowery to the Bronx, Simone publicly bares all, raising the philosophy behind “just being”, as well as playing with the idea of “counter-fashion” — that without clothing, people could not possibly socially interpret each other.

Each image tells a story and each story conveys a unique experience for the artist. Erica Simone’s free-spirited philosophy, lack of inhibition and drive to express herself has made way for a provocative photographic project which raises controversy and questioning.

“Brave, humorous - but sexy, Nue York is a unique collection with wonderful energy. Erica Simone is a rising star in the photography world,” says Michael Klug, publisher of Whitewall Magazine.

Since 2005, Simone’s photographs have been exhibited in galleries and exhibitions all over New York City as well as in France, Germany, Cambodia and Lithuania. Aside from her Nue York collection, the Franco-American photographer has won various awards for her photography, including from National Geographic and PHOTO magazines and her work has been published in countless print and online magazines. Her passion for travel and humankind has brought her all over the world with her camera.

Additional photographic works of Erica Simone may be seen at http://www.ericasimone.com. More information and images about Nue York may be seen at http://www.nue-york.com.

Curated by KARIN + RAOUL magazine, the exhibit’s opening will take place on April 14th, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm, and will be open to the press at 6pm for a private showing. Cocktails will be provided by Belvedere Vodka. The exhibit will run until April 28th at the Dash Gallery. For further information and to RSVP for the opening, e-mail nueyorkRSVP@gmail.com.



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#1 GaGa

NOT ART. It's pathetic.

2:57 pm - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

#2 JFC

It's only pathetic if you can't see through the opacity of typical cultural biases. A beautiful woman, a beautiful city, and light-hearted contextural situations. What more do you want?

3:18 pm - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

#3 martin

@JFC

I want something more than another girl peddling her titties and calling it art.

6:09 pm - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

#4 David Greene

Just more Tracy Emin type talentless degenerate garbage.

Oooh look, I'm being "shocking", give me an arts council grant.

1:02 am - Friday, March 25, 2011

#5 GenX

It's like college course studies all over again. Worthless.

5:14 pm - Friday, March 25, 2011

#6 Publius

Self portraits are most difficult. A study of them is absolutely amazing! Forget the nudity. Quite an interesting look at the life of a photographer wandering the streets to see herself in the scene, and make it happen. that she does so exposing herself, only adds to the interest of the images. she pulls your attention to the subject - her, her portrait. It is a well done exhibit of exhibitionism, when a photographer is usually the voyeur. Well done.

11:06 pm - Saturday, March 26, 2011

#7 Gary

Wow I think this so cool and exciting. I admire Erica for photographing her self in the nude on the street of New York City where she lives. This is all about freedom and being able to do your everyday routine on how you choose to do so. Being free is a beautiful thing and for the people that feel comfortable doing normal activity on the street in the nude should be allowed. Erica is only expressing how she believes and how she feels she should be able to run her life on a daily routine. There is alot of things in this world worse than walking on the street in the nude. For the people that don't like this type of activity than they have the freedom to keep there cloths on. What Erica is doing is not porn nor nasty. I commend Erica for having the courage to show the world how she wants to be free and live her life. Any way some people are very beautiful in the nude and I feel its very pleasing to the eye for a beautiful person to be allowed to live thier life in the nude and have fun.

4:31 pm - Friday, April 15, 2011