ComplexCity, 2000

Software, Macintosh G3 PowerBook, and plastic acrylic

15.5 x 17.5 x 3 inches

Runs Continuously, Never Repeats

Edition of 12

ComplexCity is concerned with the realism of abstraction. A modern day cityscape, including skylines, skyscrapers, and a traffic flow reminiscent of Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie, Complex City explores the pure abstraction of Mondrian and the abstract realism of Stuart Davis.  One of my more autobiographical works, ComplexCity documents my relationship to New York City. 


DATAStream, Moss Arts Center, VA


The Ever Present Sun, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY


Digital Paintings, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA


All Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH


Techno/Sublime, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
John F. Simon, Jr., Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
Stacks, Loops, and Intersections: Code Sketches by John F. Simon, Jr., University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY


Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
New York Show, Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, LA


John F. Simon, Jr.,SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Digital Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
John F. Simon, Jr. University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA


Selections from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, CA
Glee Painting Now, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm beach, FL


Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Mapping, Territory, Connections, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
City of Lights: Art Walk, Boutique Caron, New York, organized by Downtown Arts Projects
2000 Años Luz, Centro de Arte La Recova, Tenerife, Canary Islands
ComplexCity, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY