Gary Simmons

 

Published on the ocassion of the exhibition 'Gary Simmons' at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Simmon's best known work, expansive erasure drawings address issues pertaining to race, pedagogy, and culture. Sketched-on blackboards and walls are then rubbed and smudged by the artist's own hands. A widely acclaimed young artist who came to prominence in the late 80s, Simmons's work in drawing and sculpture deals extensively with black identity and American popular culture, from cartoons to vernacular architecture. Texts by Thelma Golden and Maurice Berger. Interview by Franklin Sirmans.

 

Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and The Studio Museum in Harlem