12 - 6pm 17 - 18 Apr 2021
19 Apr - 13 Jun 2021
With Middle earth in disarray, God calls up on the Lords of Hell to restore order.
Together they form HEAVENS FIST.
I first became aware of Simons work in the second year of my BA when on exchange at SUNY Purchase. Although we didn’t really know each other. I kept up with his work through Instagram.
Simon publishes every stage of his painting on insta, often uploading many images daily, allowing our interaction with his work to feel personal and genuine. Something that is exciting and rare for painting on the platform.
Our mutual excitement at seeing Simon cut through our feeds everyday and the unlikely hood of a show like this ever happening seemed like a good reason to make it happen.
All the paintings in the show Simon selected, trusting us with the hang at this end. We have included every painting he sent. To edit them down felt wrong. Energy is in the attitude and negating some of that felt at odds with the paintings.
Working and chatting with Simon remotely over the past six months has been a pleasure and has helped to keep things feeling exciting and optimistic. Now it is finally here, we hope you enjoy the show!
Simon Tosky (born January 12, 1992) is a Mailman living and working in Kingston, New York. He Graduated form SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Painting/Drawing in 2015 and attended the Yale/Norfolk programme in 2014. Awarded a Purchase Prize from the American Academy of Arts and letters 2021.
Photography by Reinis Lismanis
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