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ELIAS SIME  Tightrope: It is Green 4, 2023


Tightrope: It is Green 4, 2023

Reclaimed electrical wires on components

82 x 79 x 3 in.
208.3 x 200.7 x 7.6 cm



Press Release

James Cohan is pleased to present TIGHTROPE: አረንጔዴ ነው (IT IS GREEN), an exhibition of new work by Elias Sime, on view at the gallery’s 48 Walker Street location from April 1 - May 10, 2023. This is the artist’s fifth solo exhibition at James Cohan. The gallery will host an opening reception with Elias Sime on Saturday, April 1, from 2-6 PM.


Elias Sime deftly weaves, layers and assembles technological components into abstract compositions, often on a monumental scale. Sime moves fluidly between suggestions of topography, figuration and sublime color fields. His works serve as records of the global exchange of commodities, and express the tenuousness of our interconnected world, alluding to the frictions between tradition and progress, human contact and social networks, nature and the man-made, and physical presence and the virtual.

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