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Skylight Gallery- “NOISY IN THE NEXT ROOM” exhibition Panel Discussion: Danny Simmons with Sherman Fleming and film Cry of the Third Eye, Lisa Harris, producer
Nov 23, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00AM to 6:00PM Saturdays 1:00PM to 6:00PM On going Exhibition from November 3rd to January 3rd
Noisy in the Next Room, Danny Simmons’ solo exhibition of new work speaks to the heart and soul of human existence, providing a dramatic and compelling bridge between the past and now, we are asked to imagine a future where hope and revival are commonplace. His paintings operate on multiple levels of perception, employing commonplace practices of repetition and erasure, urging you to abandon the notion of up and down. The artist continues to mine his hard-won personal experiences, spiritual discoveries and broader historical scope. Describing himself as a “neo-African Expressionist” , the New York Times recently stated what some have long recognized, “there is a freshness to his abstract work.” With a homeward bound spirit, his artwork enters into conversations with artists like Paul Klee, Cy Twombly, Wilfredo Lam and others; while his poetry resonates with that of Chester Himes, Ishmael Reed and Allan Ginsberg. There is this awareness of the thing just beyond the door — a person, a place, a memory that makes its presence strongly felt, the exhibit takes us to that door and opening it and reveals the space where the rich forces of Mr. Simmons’ creative energies live.