30 Americans: Gary Simmons

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12 Days to 30 Americans 

(born 1964)

Gary Simmons is best known for his eerie “erasure” drawings. He illustrates figures and iconic objects with white chalk and then smears them. This technique gives them a haunting, sometimes nightmarish allure as he addresses themes surrounding race, class, and personal history.

Learn more about the 30 Americans exhibition at http://arkansasartscenter.org/30-Americans.

To view Simmons’s work visit http://garysimmonsstudio.com/.

Gary Simmons

photo: Milwaukee Art Museum, http://mam.org/

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