When you Wish, 1996
Green chalk, chalk, paint on panel
24 x 24 inches
Collection of Mark Lerner, New York
Photo Courtesy of SITE Santa Fe
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO • SITE Santa Fe • Ongoing
|Curated by Thelma Golden of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Gary Simmons surveys the artist's work of the past seven years, and presents approximately 35 drawings, photographs, sculptures, and videos. Gary Simmons also includes two major new works made especially for the traveling exhibition - a sculpture and a large-scale site-specific wall drawing.|
In his earliest works Gary Simmons (b. 1964, New York) presented blatant racially stereotypical images that he appropriated from popular visual culture. In recent works he uses imagery that carries multiple suggestions of meaning, but that continues to address personal and collective experiences of race and class.
Simmons' work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions, including those at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California; Kunsthaus, Zürich, Switzerland; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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