The Reader shares an up-close and personal conversation with artist, painter and sculptor Daniel “Danny” Simmons, Jr.
His latest exhibition, “Noisy in the Next Room” is on display at the Skylight Gallery in Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, in Bed-Stuy, from November 3, 2013 – January 3, 2014. Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, 1:00pm – 6:00pm.
Describing himself as a “Neo-African Expressionist,” with a homeward bound spirit, Simmons’s 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 Simmons’s creative energies live.