The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn
For Immediate Release:
The Front Room Gallery presents
“Crash,” by Philip Simmons
Friday October 26th—November 18th
Special Preview Reception: Weds. October 24th, 7-9pm
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.