Gary Simmons

American, b. 1964

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Gary Simmons

American, b. 1964

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Gary Simmons references film, architecture, and American popular culture in paintings and drawings that address race, class, and memory on both personal and collective levels. In his 2010 exhibition "Midnight Matinee," Simmons used images of drive-in theater marquees and houses from vintage horror films to reflect on ghosts and abandoned pasts. Simmons has centered much of his practice on erasure. Early on he drew in white chalk on readymade chalkboards or directly onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands, and in recent years he has adapted the process to canvas, using pigment, oil paint, and cold wax.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 3 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
Biography

Gary Simmons references film, architecture, and American popular culture in paintings and drawings that address race, class, and memory on both personal and collective levels. In his 2010 exhibition "Midnight Matinee," Simmons used images of drive-in theater marquees and houses from vintage horror films to reflect on ghosts and abandoned pasts. Simmons has centered much of his practice on erasure. Early on he drew in white chalk on readymade chalkboards or directly onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands, and in recent years he has adapted the process to canvas, using pigment, oil paint, and cold wax.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 3 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
Shows Featuring Gary Simmons
Articles Featuring Gary Simmons
President Obama’s New Print: Gary Simmons’ ‘Starlite Theatre’
Aug 28th, 2014
My Highlights from the IFPDA Print Fair 2013
Oct 29th, 2013
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