new-york

Simon Faibisovich

Phyllis Kind Gallery

The meticulously rendered patterns of reflective and transparent glass in the paintings of Muscovite Simon Faibisovich have led many to associate the artist with Western photorealism. But in the present show Faibisovich employs a range of styles and compositional strategies, and the constant lies in his subject matter: ordinary people in uneventful moments of ordinary days. Faibisovich’s past series have included people riding on or waiting for public transportation and people waiting on line for food and other consumer goods. The new paintings continue the waiting motif, though it is seldom clear what the figures are waiting for, if anything. Middle-aged men linger on street corners, old women cluster on park benches—immobile fixtures in the urban landscape. Faibisovich’s figures convey a barely suppressed anger—not, as one might expect, emanating from the alarmingly young, seemingly

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