steven j. simmons - artist

Pictured below are four images of my latest painting, "Cirque du C-L-E". I live in Cleveland, Ohio (a.k.a. CLE) and in case you haven't noticed, the circus has been in town all week.

 

Cirque du C-L-E

Acrylic, fiberglass and epoxy resin on canvas

5.5 x 5.5

2016

 

Cirque du C-L-E

Cirque du C-L-E (night view)

Cirque du C-L-E (indoor view reflecting window light)

Cirque du C-L-E (outdoor view reflecting sky)


I've been working on a series of paintings using this incredible new glow paint that I stumbled into online.  Perhaps I will ultimately label this collection "The Lightning Bug Series".  Pictured below are night and day shots of one of many minis that I have created using this magic substance.  This painting is available at my Exhibit at Ten Thousand Villages in Cleveland Heights through July 24th.

 

Geminight-and-day

Acrylic, tempera, fiberglass and epoxy resin on canvas

2.5x3.5 (mini)

2016

 

Gemininight-and-day (day view)


Gemininight-and-day (day view)



Article Gallery in June, featuring several works by yours truly.

WOW!  What a month June was for yours truly, exhibit-wise.  So busy that I haven't updated my blog in a while.  So, here's what went down:

 

June 3rd - Opening night of 4 person show at Article Gallery (pictured above) in the Waterloo Arts District, featuring the works of Melodie Thompson, Matthew Merchant, Kristopher Petrenko and about 15 works from yours truly.

 

June 3rd - Readymade group show at Loren's Art Lounge, just a block away from Article Gallery, which included my piece entitled "Birth Of The Twinzies" (not shown).

 

June 18th - HYPERREAL Group Show at Canopy in Cleveland's Ohio City Neighborhood, which included my recent work entitled "30 CC's", pictured below (small blue-ish painting).


HYPERREAL Show at Canopy, June 18th

 

June 25th - Waterloo Arts Festival.  The biggest day of the year for the Waterloo Arts District, including live painting by Matthew Merchant, Melodie Thompson and Rachel Latina, shown below.  


Live painting at the Waterloo Arts Festival, June 25th

Many thanks to Canopy and the good people of the Waterloo Arts District and all attendees that viewed my work in June.

 

And one more ...


Fiddy Tree & The Gnarly Nine, from inside Article Gallery, June 25th.

 







Undercurrent (night view)

"Undercurrent" is defined as:  

 

a) "an underlying feeling or influence, especially one that is contrary to the prevailing atmosphere and is not expressed openly;" and also as

 

b) "a current of water below the surface, moving in a different direction from any surface current." 

 

"Undercurrent", my latest work, fits both of these definitions.  Pictured above is the night view of this multi-dimensional piece.  Pictured below are two alternate daytime views of the same.

 

Undercurrent

Acrylic, spray-paint, phosphorescent paint, epoxy resin and fiberglass on canvas

17x17

2016

 

Pictured below:  "Undercurrent" (interior light)



Pictured below:  "Undercurrent" (detail in sunlight)



79th St. Transcendence

Hello and Happy Spring 2016!   This morning I finally spent some time on a much needed overhaul of my web site.  Here's a quick summary of the latest updates:

 

- Added a new 2016 folder featuring new paintings

- Added a new 3D & Kinetic folder featuing sculpture and kinetic works

- Separated more recent paintings (Newer Works) from older paintings (Other Paintings)

- Added dozens of new images to the folders above!

 

Stay tuned for a major calendar update as well, including several announcements for new shows in 2016!

 

Pictured above:  79th St. Transcendence (new mini created in 2016)



Monday Morning Reflections

 

On this first Monday of Spring I must apologize for not posting on my blog for a while.  

 

Pictured above are two "canvas-free" works that are part of my Glassius series.  These unusual works are not designed to remain stagnant on a wall, they are most dynamic when let out to play, particularly in the natural light of the day.


Check out my new video featuring original paintings, sculpture and photography dancing with the light at Studio Cray, the home studio of yours truly, by clicking here:

 

http://www.stevenjsimmons.com/video/video-studio-cray-light-show

 

 
Liquiscape 1.3.1 (center), reflecting the morning light at Studio Cray.


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