steven j. simmons - artist

Disco Powered Mini Metal & Fiberglass Menagerie

Pictured above is my entry in the Kinetic Art Exhibit at the 2015 IngenuityFest in Cleveland, Ohio.  The hanging piece in the center is entitled "Disco Powered Mini Metal & Fiberglass Menagerie" which features over 20 hand painted, double-sided minis.  The piece behind the gridwall on the left is entitled "Neighborly Waves", one of two spinning, double-sided "Freak Flags" that had to be kept inside due to high winds. Pictured below is a detailed description along with a few addtional shots from the festival. 


Details, details!


View of downtown Cleveland from Pier 9 near our exhibit area.

 


Top View of the "Menagerie" at night, lit from below.


Sidewalk View Outside Canopy Collective in Ohio City

 

Have you ever wanted to check out a place but hesitated to go solely because you didn't know how to get there?  I have, and the photo above is a perfect example of what happens when you take a chance.  I finally decided to try out this cool breakfast place in Ohio City one morning earlier this month.  I drove past it several times before finally figuring out that it's right next door to a place that I am quite familiar with:  Canopy Collective, a gallery where a small collection of my works are on display. 

 

Pictured above is a view from the sidewalk outside of Canopy Collective: morning shadows cast across a cluster of my works (middle section of the wall), as well as a few minis on the desk to the left. On display at Canopy through the end of next month (November).



WIshing all a happy and peaceful International Peace Day.  This day deserves more hype!

The piece pictured above is acrylic and fiberglass on canvas, double sided (other side not shown).


Off The Grid Schematic

Pictured above is one of my newer works entitled Off The Grid Schematic, with a detail shot below.  In case you've ever wondered what the blueprint looked like for living off the grid ...here you go.  ;)

 

Off The Grid Schematic

Acrylic, tempera, spray-paint and fiberglass on canvas

17x17

2015

 


Off The Grid Schematic (detail)

 


I am delighted to share the news that my painting "Freak Flag #2015" is featured in the latest issue of Human Equity Through Art (HEArt), an online journal dedicated to using art, literature and music to promote social justice and raise awareness of discriminiation issues.  

 

What an honor ...thank you HEArt.

 

Steve

 

http://heartjournalonline.com/current-issue/

 


Freak Flag #2015



Analog Imperfections

Pictured above, along with a detail shot below, is my latest painting entitled "Analog Imperfections."

 


Analog Imperfections (detail)

Analog Imperfections

Acrylic and spray-paint on canvas

25x25

2015


Attached are four new minis created and/or finished this month.  Enjoy!

 


Cloudhat

Cloudhat

Acrylic, tempera and fiberglass on canvas

3x3

2015


Glassius, Amigos!

 

Glassius, Amigos!

Acrylic, tempera and fiberglass on canvas

2.5x3.5

2015

 


Blue Mamazoid

 

Blue Mamazoid

Acrylic, tempera and fiberglass on canvas

3x3

2015

 


Disco-scape

 

Disco-scape

Acrylic and fiberglass powder on canvas

3x3

2015


Had a great time last weekend at the Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  Thanks to all for stopping by my booth.  Special thanks to the Cain Park staff for their commitment to making this show as easy as possible for the artists!


Freak Flag # 2015 flying high above the mighty minis.

 


Primordial Surf Session "hanging loose" in booth 82.


Another view of my booth.


Portion of a mural painted by CIA students - I love this!



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