The Front Room Gallery Open Late for: Williamsburg Every Second This Friday, November 9th, 2007 7-9pm Brooklyn NY

The Front Room Gallery Open Late for:
Williamsburg Every Second
This Friday, November 9th, 7-9
"Crash," by Philip Simmons
October 26th—November 18th
Hours: Fri–Sun 1-6pm

The Front Room Gallery is proud to present "Crash," by Philip Simmons. Unveiling all new work, Simmons merges contours of American imagery, defining new icons for this century. His elegant silhouetted forms revel in the machismo culture so particularly American with the glorification of the wild west, gunfights between cowboys and indians, soldiers, and ultimately war.

These glamorous shapes, of super high-gloss resin take us back to a simpler time of drive in movies and enameled gas station signs with logos of roaring tigers and Pegasus. Their content, however, is not lemonade stands and sock-hops. They are violent and aggressive, their radiant surfaces depicting savage animal attacks, gun fights, and bomb blasts.

Simmons has lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York since 2002. He has exhibited in numerous group shows in New York City, Philadelphia, and Germany, and has had solo shows at Breitengraser Gallery in Berlin, and Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn.

Stop by Oulu (174 North 4th St., between Bedford and Driggs, near the Bedford L stop.) to pick up a new Raw publication From 7-9pm, enjoy drink specials. At Taco Chulo after 9pm say you're part of the Williamsburg Every 2nd event to get complimentary drink specials.

The Front Room is at 147 Roebling St. For more information please contact: Daniel Aycock (718) 782-2556

images from top:
Philip Simmons, Bull (detail), 2007
Philip Simmons, Splat (detail), 2007
above right: Stephan Meyers, F Hole Cover, 2007, plaster, burlap, linseed oil, parafin, iron oxide, oil paint, spar varinish and tints.



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