Tuesday, June 25, 2019
12:30 – 2:00pm
MFA Art Practice, 335 West 16th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
Gary Simmons is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work draws from American pop culture to explore racial identity and cultural politics. He has had solo exhibitions at the Perez Art Museum, Miami; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Modern Art of Fort Worth; Bohen Foundation, New York; St. Louis Art Museum; Kunsthaus Zürich; Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles; and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. His work was included in the influential exhibition "Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art" at the Whitney Museum, New York, in 1994. He has also been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Menil Collection, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. He is represented by Metro Pictures in New York; Regen Projects in Los Angeles; Anthony Meier Fine Arts in San Francisco; and Simone Lee in London.