Sunday, December 2, 2018

Troy Simmons Art Instulation at Bakehouse Art Complex

"BERCHEMIA"-Troy Simmons 
Miami, FL: Bakehouse Art Complex and its 50+ artists-in-residence invite you to an exhibition opening. Bakehouse will inaugurate "Collectivity," a site-specific, juried exhibition curated by Quinn Harrelson, featuring new works by Bakehouse artists including Miami Artist Troy Simmons. 

"Transformation" Links Vintage Advertisement with Interactive Art at Ligne Roset Miami with Troy Simmons

Miami, FL – For the occasion of Art Basel and Design Miami, Ligne Roset’s local showroom will present a special exhibition called Transformation from December 5-13, 2018, at 3820 NE 2nd Avenue, #139. Transformation–curated by Valeray Francisco, Chief Curator of Directed Art Modern–will combine sculpture with architecture and craft with technology, setting up a dialogue between the viewer and the surrounding spaces within the renowned French design brand’s Miami showroom. The exhibit will be comprised of original works from five international artists: Bego Santiago, Lukasz Biliniski, Sean Mick, Troy Simmons, and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Troy Simmons Featured in Indulge Magazine 2018
Miami Artist Troy Simmons in the Art Basel Edition of Indulge Magazine
MIAMI, FL: Miami Artist Troy Simmons was featured in Indulge Magazine's Art Basel Edition for the December 2018. The article entitled "Troy Simmons Creates Some of Miami's Most Experiential Art" explores Simmons' use of materials to create his work.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Miami Artist Troy Simmons Wins Ellie Award

MIAMI, FL:   Miami Artist Troy Simmons was among a group of artists selected for the prestigious Ellies Award, created by ArtCenter/South Florida to recognize and elevate the careers of Miami visual artists. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Dialogue:Two-person show featuring Troy Simmons & German Artist Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer

Opening Reception: September 6, 2018, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 6, 2018 – October 8, 2018

New York, NY – JanKossen Contemporary is pleased to present Dialogue, a two-person show featuring  American Troy Simmons and German artist Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer, on view from September 6, 2018 – October 8, 2018. Although visually both artists appear to be radically different, from Simmons’ bioorganic and deconstructive aesthetic in contrast to the precise geometric clean lines of Schmitz-Schmelzer, both artists carefully engineer each of their works; For Simmons, this involves building and constructing his pieces and then breaking the forms out of the concrete. Inversely, Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer’s process involves freeing the resin sculpture from the constructed molds he crates.
Troy Simmons explores the idea of the Anthropocene and humanity’s destructive relationship with the planet. He plays with the viewer’s notions of nature by depicting it as an independent entity which can fight back against man-made materials. Simmons describes his work as an exploration of incompatible binary relationships; his work exposes how these opposite forces have the ability to coexist in balance.
Inspired by nature’s persistence to co-exist despite the impact we impose, Simmons’ work is a contemporary reimagining of the Arte Povera movement, particularly in the beautification of everyday objects and the bold juxtaposition between traces of nature and industry. However, rather than presenting the objects simply as they are, Simmons creates a dynamic sculpture wherein the materials work both with and against each other.
Conversely, the creations of Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer draw inspiration from nature and ancient culture’s most elemental forms, functioning as contemporary manifestations. Through a technique evolved over years of experimentation, the pigmented resin is poured in parallel or vertical layers onto a base of raw tropical wood.

About JanKossen Contemporary
JanKossen Contemporary, founded in 2009 by Dr. Jasmin Kossenjans, is an international dealer of contemporary art representing artists working across disciplines. Its principal focus is the representation of an international group of contemporary artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, video, large scale installation, and performance. Aside from its represented artists, the gallery collaborates directly on exhibitions and projects with other artists and guest curators. The gallery is committed to presenting its artists’ work in an international context and to firmly establishing their contributions to the cannon of art history. Gallery artists are in the collections of, and have been part of exhibitions at, many museums around the world. Their works have been widely published as artist monographs, in art journals, and among critical theory texts. The gallery operates in Basel, Switzerland; Venice, Italy; New York, NY; and will open a new exhibition space in Hong Kong in 2019.
For press inquiries or general information, please contact the gallery office at or call at 631-903-5564. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monochrome : A group exhibition featuring Troy Simmons

(New York, NY) - Monochrome, a curated group exhibition showcasing selected artists from JanKossen Contemporary’s international program, will be on view from May 31 – July 14, 2018 with an opening reception from 6-8pm on May 31, 2018. The exhibition will feature artworks by Troy Simmons (USA), Dieter Kr√§nzlein (Germany), Hannah Quinlivan (Australia), and Ye Jin-Young (South Korea) which explore the concept of monochromatic abstract art. An online catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Troy Simmons at Volta NY 2018

Troy Simmons UTOPIA 2016, Concrete, Aluminum, Acrylic 27 x 26 x 3inches
"Simmons’ work is vivid and vibrant, but equally commonplace. He utilizes mundane materials, recalling building construction rather than traditional mediums of making art "… Troy Simmons’ recent feature in Miami Rail provides a glimpse into his process. The Miami-based artist’s medium is a combination of wood, metal mesh, concrete and aluminum within a grid, creating a collage of expression.  Simmons will be presented at VOLTA NY by JanKossen Contemporary Gallery,  New York.

VOLTA NY | MARCH 7–11, 2018
An invitational solo project fair for contemporary art.

Troy Simmons EVOLVE 2018, Concrete, Aluminum, Acrylic 60 x 36 x 18 inches
VOLTA NY is the invitational fair of solo artist projects and is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, which was founded in 2005 by three art dealers as a fair "by galleries, for galleries".
Since its debut in New York in 2008, Artistic Director Amanda Coulson re-conceived the format as a rigorously curated, boutique event — along the lines of a sequence of intense studio visits versus a traditional trade show environment. Since then VOLTA NY showcases relevant contemporary art positions from emerging international artists, from cutting-edge trendsetters to next year’s rising stars. Coupled with its approachable solo-booth format, the VOLTA team has created a fair that is both accessible to younger art-lovers and beloved by seasoned collectors alike. By spotlighting artists through primarily solo projects, VOLTA NY refocuses the art fair experience back to its most fundamental point: the artists and their works. A beacon for creative discovery during Armory Arts Week, VOLTA NY is likewise aligned with some of the best and boldest local cuisine and design collaborators in the city.
In March 2018, VOLTA NY returns to PIER 90 adjacent to The Armory Show, the longtime anchor of Armory Arts Week on Piers 94 and 92. The Armory Show and VOLTA NY are affiliate fairs that provide complementary visions of the international contemporary art world. Both fairs share mutually acknowledged VIP access.