Aiden Simon: Becoming a Thing
A Pop-Up Exhibition of Works by Aiden Simon

November 16th, 6-9pm
9 Cranberry Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

The pop-up exhibition, Aiden Simon: Becoming a Thing, will be taking place on Thursday, November 16th, at 9 Cranberry Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11201. The show will run from 6-9pm on November 16th and be open by appointment through the weekend, closing on November 19th.

Aiden Simon: Becoming a Thing will include twelve pencil drawings, three black and white photograph self-portraits in addition to two large color photographs from Simon’s Twin Lakes series.

Aiden’s practice examines the breakdown of places in which “human nature” are seen as fixed, stable sites. He probes the space of human/animal in order to look closely at the ways in which our ideas about what is non-human forecloses human behavior; limiting and policing margins in order to contain what can qualify as human. In his work, bodies are neither human nor toy, child, animal, or sculpture; they are not live, or objects, yet they oscillate somewhere in between all of these locations. He is interested in the space where boundaries become unfixed; in re-
naming bodies in order to look at them through different lenses.”

Aiden Simon is a multidisciplinary artist who is interested in the negotiation of play and the disruption of stable subject positions. Aiden’s drawings, photographs, toys, and sculptures rock, flip, and swing, flirting with utility. Aiden received his BFA in Photography at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) 2009, and MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) 2013.

Aiden lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and is represented by LMAK Gallery.