No. 300: Gary Simmons

Episode No. 300 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Gary Simmons.

Gary Simmons’s newest installation is on view at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Titled “Gary Simmons: Fade to Black,” the work is a multi-wall installation in the museum’s atrium. The presentation was curated by Naima J. Keith and will remain on view through July 31, 2018.

Over the course of a quarter-century-long career, Simmons has explored how to make the typically invisible visible, often within the context of America’s troubled history. In 2002 the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago debuted a mid-career survey of Simmons’s work that traveled to SITE Santa Fe and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Simmons has also been featured in solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MASS MoCA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, MCASD, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Drawing Center in New York and more. Simmons was first a guest on The MAN Podcast in 2013.

During the program MAN Podcast host Tyler Green references this Los Angeles Times video of Simmons working on the installation.

Air date: August 3, 2017.

Gary Simmons, installation view of “Gary Simmons: Fade to Black” (2017) at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles.

Gary Simmons, installation view of “Gary Simmons: Fade to Black” (2017) at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles.

Gary Simmons, installation view of “Gary Simmons: Fade to Black” (2017) at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles.

Gary Simmons, installation view of “Gary Simmons: Fade to Black” (detail) (2017) at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles.

 

Gerhard Richter, Uncle Rudi, 1965.

Jack Whitten, Black Table Setting (Homage to Duke Ellington), 1974. Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Gary Simmons, Noose Flag, 1991.

Gary Simmons, Ghost House (detail of installation view), 2001.

Gary Simmons, Duck, Duck, Noose, 1992.

Gary Simmons, Big Dunce, 1989.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s