Chip Simone Exhibition at the High Museum of Art, Opens June 18th

Exhibition to Feature Eleven Recent Acquisitions for the High’s Photography Collection “The Resonant Image: Photographs by Chip Simone” June 18–November 6, 2011 ATLANTA, April 11, 2011—The High Museum of Art will organize and host an exhibition of 64 color photographs by Atlanta-based photographer Robert “Chip” Simone. Having worked as a classic black-and- white street photographer for most of his career, Simone embraced digital technology and color output in the year 2000, moving his experimentations with the medium into fresh and invigorating territory. This exhibition will showcase the results of Simone’s recent explorations, presenting a tightly focused retrospective of the past decade of his work. “The Resonant Image: Photographs by Chip Simone” will be on view at the High from June 18 through November 6, 2011. The prints to be featured in this exhibition reflect Simone’s long-term quest to “invest the print with the emotional resonance that I felt when I first saw the picture.” Made largely in and around Atlanta and the photographer’s home state of Massachusetts, the photographs showcase Simone’s sensitive response to the visual rhythms of his environment. Simone describes his work as spontaneous and improvisational: “Like jazz music, the photographs resonate with the eccentric impulses and private curiosities that led me to them. These are the most intimate images I’ve ever shown, not for what they depict but for what they reveal.” “Simone’s dedication to reinventing his visual approach to the world in recent years has resulted in a remarkably poetic and sophisticated body of work. This exhibition is a fitting way to celebrate his longstanding, thoughtful and coherent contributions to the craft of photography,” said Brett Abbott, the High’s curator of photography. “The show is also very important for the High, as it allows us to showcase the work of a significant Atlanta-based artist?a resident in our own community?who is contributing to the city’s growing cultural scene.”
Press release here.

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