‘Sh*tty Heaven’ and Daddy Issues at the James Cohan Gallery

05.13.11 Marina Galperina

Artist Simon Evan makes art from scotch-taped scraps of paper, draws flowcharts of Daddy Issues, writes letters from William Shakespeare to the future. Central to his floor plan of Shitty Heaven is the “Abyss of Excessive Enjoyment and Trauma” and just around the corner, “dead relatives live through the money they have left” in the Gym. See his meticulous, funny, text-based work at “Shitty Heaven,” Simon Evans, May 12 – Jun 11, James Cohan Gallery, NYC