The Long and Short of It, a solo exhibition of work by Danny Simmons premiered at Westwood Gallery in New York's Bowery. The opening amassed a huge crowd of peers and supporters of the artist, interested in seeing his newest work. Among these are a series of Simmons' multimedia works on paper, which we helped to print layers of which were then worked on top of.
Our studio has had a long relationship with Danny Simmons, having come into contact with the artist and his foundation, Rush Arts Philanthropic years ago. Over this time, we've helped Danny to print multiple iterations and variations of his work on Hahnemühle German Etching, which he then takes and continues to paint, embellish, and collage on top of. The Long and Short of It comes at the same time our sponsorship collaboration with Rush Arts launched, where we produced a special portfolio of twelve artists' work to commemorate Rush's 25th anniversary (which you can read about here).
Danny's work is primarily of an abstract nature; utilizing motifs that emanated from indigenous origins and tribal African art to create expressive and colorful compositions that re-envision the routes of African history over time. Pattern and iconography play a huge part in Danny's work. In particular, his collage works that were made out of the prints we did all look like weavings of different cloth and textile, each with their geographical and cultural origins, that have been brought together. It is always exciting for us to see the work we do with a client get use in alternate means to see even fresher ideas and concepts form.
Exhibition photographs taken by and courtesy of Westwood Gallery NYC. All artwork courtesy of the artist, Danny Simmons.