Kate Simon: Chaos and Cosmos at Fort Works Art

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Kate Simon: Chaos and Cosmos

Opening Reception, Saturday, May 11th, 6 – 9pm
May 10-August 31, 2019
Fort Works Art (2100 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX)

The Photographic Career of Artist Kate Simon
Fort Works Art Celebrates Her First Major Retrospective Exhibition
Fort Worth, Texas — Fort Works Art (FWA) is pleased to present Chaos and Cosmos featuring artwork by acclaimed portrait photographer Kate Simon running from May 10 – August 2019. In this large-scale solo exhibition, Simon will overtake both floors of the gallery displaying images spanning from her more than a thirty-year career as a photographer. Simon’s highly personal photographs serve as a peephole into the worlds of many of our heroes and icons.  They offer us her own personal reflection of these times of past and cultural life-events that have helped to shape our view of many aspects of our world.   Rife with disorder, Chaos and Cosmos will bring all of these various images together, creating multiple orderly worlds for the viewer to immerse themselves within. It is Simon’s storytelling, through her lens, that allows us into the worlds of her subjects.  The trust that she has garnered from these individuals is palpable, and we see it in the pathos and victories that are in their gazes and body language. This trust was attained over years of having this unique access to celebrities and their circles, which is so rarely seen now.  She developed and nurtured these relationships over years of shooting, to the point where her body of work is expansive and thorough.  It covers so many categories of celebrity that it is impossible to fit the quantity of important moments and people that she has captured into one exhibition.
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, New York, 1977,
© Kate Simon