May 14th, 2013

Simone Shubuck's "To The World" and "Brightest Eye Look," 2013.

“Though her filigree doodles of deceptively innocent-seeming flora and fauna were a fixture on the downtown gallery scene a decade ago, the artist Simone Shubuck has had only one solo show in the last six years — in 2009, at Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago. During that time, she married Adam Rapoport, the editor in chief of Bon Appetit magazine; became a mother; oversaw a protracted apartment renovation; and stepped away from her other career as a floral designer. Though she’s slowed her formerly frenetic output, she has continued to privately hone her technique, integrating abstract forms in pure, vibrant color. “My pace changed dramatically; I had to get to a new place in my life,” she says. “Having different identities brought me to a different place in my work.”

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SIMONE SHUBUCK: Interview Magazine

May 12th, 2013


“Time, in all its various incarnations, permeates the latest body of work from New York-based artist Simone Shubuck. The connections and cleavages of the past and present are at the core of her most recent exhibition of works on paper, “Do You Like Old Things, or New Things That Look Old?”

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April 11th, 2013

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Simone Shubuck’s upcoming exhibition at TDC is featured in the April issue of C Magazine.

Fresh Arrangements, written by Alison Clare Steingold, April 2013.

SIMONE SHUBUCK: Do You Like Old Things or New Things That Look Old?

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SIMONE SHUBUCK: Do You Like Old Things or New Things That Look Old? 

April 27 – June 1, 2013

In celebration of the the gallery’s new Culver City location,Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Do You Like Old Things, or New Things That Look Old?, a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Simone Shubuck. The exhibition will run from April 27 – June 1, 2013 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, April 27th from 6 – 8PM.

“Do you like old things, or new things that look old?” is a question Shubuck heard a teenage boy ask his friend many years ago. The idea resonated with her and became the inspiration for this current exhibition. With her new series of energetic works on paper, Shubuck considers our relationship with the past and acknowledges that oftentimes what we think of as “new” are really old ideas re-imagined, recycled or “knocked off.” While the present moment is defined by an ever accelerating pace of innovation, the past is always close at hand providing inspiration and perspective.

Using analog materials of paper, pencil, crayon and paint, the artist communicates using a visual language rooted in floral and plant life. Collaging old drawings, antique photographs and lithographs into the work gives her a path to directly and physically embrace the past. Dense areas of detailed linework and fluid, abstract gestural fields of color create a palpable push and pull in the work. Focusing on this tension makes Shubuck’s latest body of work feel completely new.

Simone Shubuck lives and works in New York City. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993 and has exhibited at numerous galleries included Susie Q. Zurich (Switzerland), Jack Hanley Gallery (San Francisco), Kantor Feuer (Los Angeles) and Zach Feuer Gallery (New York). Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This is her first exhibition with Taylor De Cordoba.