Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Miami Artist Troy Simmons, Solo Show at Context Art Fair

http://www.contextartmiami.com/
MIAMI, FL- Local Artist Troy Simmons has immersed himself in his latest artwork, exploring the evolution of urbanism and nature’s persistence to coexist. A consistent theme, which echoes true to his intense fascination with nature and modern Brutalist Architecture.
 

Under the direction of JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery in Basel, Switzerland, Simmons will showcase his new concrete work during a solo show at CONTEXT Miami Art Fair December 2nd-7th at booth #E75. He will also have several pieces on display at SCOPE Art Show Miami Beach.




His massive, large-scale concrete canvases are a mix of acrylic paints and raw materials. At first glance, the magnitude of his work is clearly realized. Most of his pieces weight over 100 pounds. A rough and raw relationship often described as a cataclysmic illustration of urbanism.
Simmons calls his work a “re-incarnation of the Arte Povera genre” where the inclusion of simple natural elements, such as wood and soil takes an integral part in the creation of the art. His intended goal is to create a playful mix of the hard and soft, expressing the ideological perceptions of binary relationships.

 Rochi Llaneza, Former Executive Director of Hardcore Contemporary Art, curated his first show in Miami in 2009. She says, “Creating an algorithm of inspired imagery, Simmons’ connection to his ecological charged pieces is clearly reflected in his use of re-purposed materials.”
The inspiration behind his latest collection evolved after a recent trip to Germany. He spent time with his wife’s family exploring Baden-W├╝rttemberg in the southern part of the country. The postwar architecture is a fragmentation of Germany’s traditional heritage mixed with simple modern construction.
Simmons is a Resident Artist at the Bakehouse Artist Complex in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Troy Simmons Featured in Artnet for Art Southampton 2014


Troy Simmons, "Genesis II, III" (2014), JanKossen Contemporary.

Miami Artist Troy Simmons was featured in a recent review by Artnet.com which is the leading resource for the international art market community.  Artnet writer Cait Munro said, "Troy Simmons’s Genesis II, III provides a similarly architectural perspective, using materials like concrete and aluminum to create what he calls a “re-incarnation of the Arte Povera genre.”
Read more of the article here.

 http://news.artnet.com/market/international-dealers-make-art-southampton-worth-the-trip-67124

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Troy Simmons - Art Southamptons 2014

Art Southampton 2014 -Troy Simmons - Genesis II (Concrete, Acrylic, Aluminum)  Jankossen Contemporary
Art Southampton July 24 – 28, 2014, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair for acquiring investment quality 20th and 21st century art, presented by Art Miami, drew a record 21,000 thousand collectors, art enthusiasts, curators and influencers to its luminous 100,000 square-foot pavilion over a five-day course. The Platinum VIP Preview benefiting the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital drew over 1,500 top collectors, cultural leaders and philanthropists of the East End and attendance exceeded last year’s VIP Preview of 4,200 guests throughout the remainder of the evening.
More than eighty international galleries representing over 660 artists from 43 countries showcased a versatile array of works including paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, video art, indoor and outdoor sculptures.


Troy Simmons- Genesis II and 3Von- Art Southampton 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Troy Simmons Work on Display at Art Hamptons

Troy Simmons - ArtHamptons 2014


 Art Hamptons presented over 80 leading global art galleries as part of its seventh edition. The fair took place on Thursday, July 10 to Sunday, July 13, 2014 at The Sculpture Field of Nova's Ark. Organized by Hamptons Expo Group, the fair benefited Guild Hall, Empire State Pride Agenda, Free Arts NYC and the Southampton Arts Center. This year, they honored visionary Robert Wilson as the Arts Patron of the Year and local painter Jane Freilicher with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Troy Simmons - ArtHamptons 2014


 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Troy Simmons Featured in New Times Broward

Troy Simmons Featured in New Times Broward
 Troy Simmons was recently featured in the New Times Broward for his artwork which is currently on display at n Fort Lauderdale.The exhibit entitled "RE"- illustrates the waste hierarchy which is shown through three components of environmentally responsible consumer behavior --Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.Show Curator Rochi Llaneza says, "Troy Simmons makes us REflect on the impact we are having on our planet."


The Exhibit will be on display through mid-August.

Artist Talk--> Troy Simmons at Bakehouse Art Complex

Learn the inspiration behind my most recent work this Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at Bakehouse Art Complex.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Troy Simmons Featured in Audrey Love Gallery- "Recently Acquired"

Troy Simmons, Artist
Recently Acquired V, which features works by 5 artists who have taken residency at the Bakehouse in the past year, opened in the complex's Audrey Love Gallery during 1st View/2nd FridayExhibiting artist include Artist Troy Simmons who has 4 cement paintings on display.
Troy Simmons with his Wife Constance Jones
 The VIP Opening Reception was held during 1st View/2nd Friday on May 9, 2014. The exhibition highlights the inspiration and influences developed in the residency. 
Marte Siebenhar- Executive Director of the Bakehouse Art Complex
The artist talk is schedule for May 29th from 7 to 9pm at the Bakehouse Art Complex at 561 NW 32nd Street in Miami. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.
 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Troy Simmons Featured Artist at the Coral Gables Museum Artist Lecture Series



Troy Simmons served as featured artist at the Coral Gables Museum's Visiting Artists Lecture Series!
- Join me for a 6pm reception at the Coral Gables Museum's Exhibit "Urbanism: Perceived and Interpreted." The featured artists will introduce their work and take questions from Museum guests.



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Troy Simmons at Art Wynwood 2014

Troy Simmons' Artwork

Troy Simmons displayed his newest work at Art Wynwood 2014 with JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery from Basel, Switzerland. The fair featured 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. 

Art Wynwood 2014 will feature 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing worldwide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect one of the most significant art movements of our time.
Art Wynwood 2014 will coincide with the 26th edition of the prestigious Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach (based less than five miles from the Art Miami Pavilion), which transforms Collins Avenue into a multimillion-dollar presentation of yachts and super-yachts. The Boat Show is known to attract qualified buyers from all over the U.S. and around the globe, including France, Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Italy and Sweden.
- See more at: http://www.artwynwood.com/#sthash.oQFQWjdO.dpuf
Art Wynwood 2014 will feature 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing worldwide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect one of the most significant art movements of our time.
Art Wynwood 2014 will coincide with the 26th edition of the prestigious Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach (based less than five miles from the Art Miami Pavilion), which transforms Collins Avenue into a multimillion-dollar presentation of yachts and super-yachts. The Boat Show is known to attract qualified buyers from all over the U.S. and around the globe, including France, Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Italy and Sweden.
- See more at: http://www.artwynwood.com/#sthash.oQFQWjdO.dpuf
Art Wynwood 2014 will feature 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing worldwide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect one of the most significant art movements of our time.
Art Wynwood 2014 will coincide with the 26th edition of the prestigious Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach (based less than five miles from the Art Miami Pavilion), which transforms Collins Avenue into a multimillion-dollar presentation of yachts and super-yachts. The Boat Show is known to attract qualified buyers from all over the U.S. and around the globe, including France, Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Italy and Sweden.
- See more at: http://www.artwynwood.com/#sthash.oQFQWjdO.dpuf
 Bakehouse Art Complex - Marte Siebenhar, Ananda DeMello and Stephanie Jaffe Werner 
Troy Simmons with his Wife Constance Jones-Simmons

Troy Simmons & Ted VanCleave
NBC News Anchor Jawan Strader and his wife Yolanda
Virgina Miller & Troy Simmons
  Alessandra Gold- founder Alessandra Gold Concept Store



Friday, January 31, 2014

Troy Simmons at the Coral Gables Museum- "Urbanism: Perceived and Interpreted"





  Beauty can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Local artists have grown and developed their styles while responding to their changing surroundings in Miami. It's the theme surrounding the newest exhibit happening at the Coral Gables Museum!

Troy Simmons along with other artist from the Bakehouse Art Complex were selected to dispaly work for the newest exhibition, "Urbanism: Perceived and Interpreted."

Artists like Troy, who reside in the Miami are emerged in the heart of urban life, landscape and evolution. The gritty city with its undeniable aesthetic appeal inspires and influences its inhabitants. Images of urbanism mirror the city, creating an echo that vibrates between works of art and the city skyline filled with all of its wonders from skyscrapers to pigeons on electrical wires.

As the Coral Gables Museum is dedicated to the civic arts, including architecture, urban design and development, this exhibit will present selected works by BAC resident artists that respond to the current urban environment. You can see Troy Simmons' work at the Coral Gable's Mueseum
February 7 – March 30, 2014

Troy Simmons at Art Palm Beach 2014


Troy Simmons Cement Artwork
Miami Artist Troy Simmons recently displayed his newest cement work at Art Palm Beach. His art is now being represented by JanKossen Contemporary Gallery from Basel, Switzerland.

  Art Palm Beach celebrated its 17th anniversary at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from January 24-27. Over 80 galleries exhibited a variety of work at the contemporary art fair.
Troy Simmons at Art Collectors Brunch

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Troy Simmons Featured by Art and Culture Center of Hollywood


 So honored to be featured by Art and Culture Center of Hollywood! I was as this week’s winner of the The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Focus South Florida Project!
Each week, a winning artist will be selected by the Center’s Curator of Exhibitions and staff. That week’s Instagram selected will be prominently featured on the Center’s website, for one week and then be included in an online gallery of all winners thus far.

Check out their website!
http://artandculturecenter.org/

Monday, January 13, 2014

Troy Simmons New Works "Don't Look Back"

Here images of my newest work, "Don't Look Back." The work is currently on display at Bakehouse Artist Complex in Miami! 


 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Troy Simmons in Palm Beach Society

Troy Simmons featured in Palm Beach Society


ArtHouse 429 celebrated the start of art season with an exciting show featuring the works of Troy Simmons.  The gallery was recently feature in the December Issue of Palm Beach Society Magazine. Located in the Historic Northwood Village near downtown West Palm Beach, Arthouse 429 has become a very popular spot for art collectors along Florida's East Coast.  
Troy currently has four pieces on display, CP1, CYG1, CBB1 and CG1. Each piece is made with combination of Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic Paint.