Simon Berson is a native New York state artist known for his expressive, figurative wire sculptures and his more abstract engineered assemblages of found objects and hardware components.
Simon “draws” with ease in three-dimensional space, with wire as his ink. The thin metal strands lightly mark and bind empty space for the viewer to fill with their own imagination. Long, graceful lines accentuate his wire figures’ sense of motion. Leaping ballerinas and swinging athletes are among the human forms captured in cresting, snapshot moments of weightlessness or impact.
“Growing up as a kid in Washington Heights, there wasn’t much extra money for toys. But we did have pipe cleaners with which to free our imaginations and explore and play like kids should play — with total unscripted abandon, free from the confines of predetermined toys."
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition New York, NY (1970/71/72) Bergen County Chamber of Commerce, Paramus, NJ (1973) Gallery Elizabeth, Chicago, IL (1975) International Sculpture Exhibition, Boston MA (1978) Rene's Gallery, Soho, NY (1980/1982/83/84) The Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY (2002) The Star Gallery, Middletown, NY (2003) The Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, NY (2012) The Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY (2013) The Cooper-Finn Gallery, Millbrook, NY (2015)