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It is a warm Sunday afternoon in August.  The asphalt has become a heat conductor, and the vendors at the swap meet are ready to call it quits.  Inside a hangar with metal siding, Doni Silver Simon’s show “August” is on view at Sherry Frumkin Gallery.  A self-proclaimed mark maker, her work demonstrates a painstaking [...]

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In …lines… Doni Silver Simons transforms rudimentary hash marks- a familiar sign inherited by Western culture used to indicate duration- into the narrative of her highly ritualized art practice.  A self-proclaimed mark maker Simons communicates linguistics and imagery through her marks by appropriating the size and technique with which she executes them.  Some are bold [...]

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The Persistence of Memory There are at least tens of thousands of marks in her studio.  And yet, another mark is made and will continue to be made.  Each created with painstakingly deliberate strokes of a self- inking archival pen or a paintbrush or coiled paint drenched rags.  The line begins at the top, starts [...]

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