From April to September, 2000, Gregg Simpson had three solo exhibitions in Europe, two in Italy and one in France. While Simpson has shown throughout Europe in over twenty group exhibitions since 1973, these solo exhibitions signal an exciting new direction in his career.
Simpson's paintings and pastels from 1994-1999 formed his first major exhibition in Europe, entitled A New Arcadia, on view May 1st-May 32st, 2000 in the keep of the famous Fortezza di Montalcino, a castle built in 1361 and the main attraction of the Tuscan town of Montalcino.
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15 to April 21, 2000: PHANTOMS OF LIGHT
Studio 10 in Vercelli, Italy (near Milan)
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Entitled Phantoms of Light, Simpsonís first European solo
exhibition consisted of digital art,
video and a selection of paintings and pastels. The paintings and pastels in the exhibition are
taken from the series of works as the Fortezza di Montalcino exhibition (below).
Simpsonís work has already been featured in a number of group exhibitions
sponsored by Studio 10 in Vercelli, organized by Gian Pierro Prassi. Although the exhibition
ended in April, the digital works from the exhibition can be seen on-line. Pictures of the
installation and the opening night will soon be added to this site.
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