The vivid exhibition 'Until the Kingdom Comes' by Simen Johan will be on display in the space at 525 West 25th Street (Yossimilo Gallery) until the 23rd of December. It marks Simon's seventh exhibition in the gallery and at the same time the grand finale of the old location.
Johan comments on his seemingly Christian choice of title as follows: "...that his choice of title, "Until the Kingdom Comes", refers less to religious or natural kingdoms and more to the human fantasy that one day, in some way, life will come to a blissful resolution. …
In a reality where understanding is not finite and in all probability never will be, I depict ‘living’ as an emotion-fuelled experience, engulfed in uncertainty, desire and illusion.”
Simon was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2009. He was born in Norway in 1973, grew up in Sweden, lives and works in NYC.
The Yossi Milo Gallery will open its new exhibition space in Chelsea in January 2012.
Until the Kingdom Comes by Simen Johan
525 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
until December 23, 2011