Gallery Met: Two Boys

Two Boys
On the occasion of Muhly’s Two Boys
Laurie Simmons
September 24, 2013 – January 15, 2014

Laurie Simmons's Two Boys is presented in conjunction with the North American premiere of Nico Muhly’s opera of the same name, which explores identity and desire in the shadowy world of the Internet. Simmons has created 4 original photographs for the show, which will be on display in Gallery Met through January 15, 2014. “I was drawn to the story of Two Boys, which involves the vastness, seduction and perils of the online world—something I think about often,” Simmons said. “I had a specific feeling and a look in mind for the images. I wanted them to describe visually both the isolation and the focus a young boy might feel when completely immersed in the mental space of the web.”

Boy II/Silver Desk/Three-Quarter View, 2013
pigment print
59 ½ x 89 ¾ inches
Courtesy the artist and Salon 94

Boy I/Corner, 2013
pigment print
89 ¾ x 59 ½ inches
Courtesy the artist and Salon 94

Boy II/Silver Desk/Profile, 2013
pigment print
89 ¾ x 59 ½ inches
Courtesy the artist and Salon 94

Boy I/Floor, 2013
pigment print
59 ½ x 89 ¾ inches
Courtesy the artist and Salon 94

Installation view of Laurie Simmons's Two Boys.

Installation view of Laurie Simmons's Two Boys.

Installation view of Laurie Simmons's Two Boys.