Purple Haze

Publisher: Adamson Editions

Published by Adamson Editions, Washington DC.

About Gary Simmons

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.

American, b. 1964, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Paulson Bott Press: Celebrating 20 Years, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2016
Gary Simmons: Post No Bills, Simon Lee Gallery, London
2015
All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
2014
Prospect.3: Notes for Now, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans
2012
Gary Simmons, Metro Pictures, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Gary Simmons, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
2016
Gary Simmons: Post No Bills, Simon Lee Gallery, London
2012
Gary Simmons, Metro Pictures, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Paulson Bott Press: Celebrating 20 Years, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2015
All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
2015
Metropolis: Paintings of the Contemporary Urban Landscape, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2014
Prospect.3: Notes for Now, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans
2013
PULSE Miami 2013, Adamson Gallery
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