Danny Simmons: Paint Where It Ain’t
January 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until January 29, 2023
The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance welcomes artist, author, and poet Danny Simmons — who lends his artwork for a month-long viewing here in Williamstown. These works were recently shown to great acclaim at the Houston Museum of African American Culture and the Hudson Guild in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
Some of the works in this show were created while at home during the stay-at-home orders of the COVID pandemic, he threw himself fully into his studio practice to create beauty and hope during uncertain times. His work was described as neo-African abstract expressionism and much of the work has African textiles and influences. The New York Times stated that Simmons “injects freshness” into his abstract works, and that they are “meticulously rendered and decoratively impressive.”
Today, his works appear in prominent locations around the world, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank, Deutsche Bank, Schomburg Center for Black Culture, Smithsonian Museums, and the United Nations. He has shown work internationally in countries including France, the Netherlands, and Ghana.
You can see more of Danny Simmon’s artwork online here, and you can check out Paint Where It Ain’tat the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance through January 29. The theater is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
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