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Events / Black History Month

GARY SIMMONS: FADE TO BLACK

February 7 - July 31, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
California African American Museum: Los Angeles

Event Overview

(THROUGH JULY 31) Much of Simmons’ work in this exhibit centers on his signature erasure techniques. Early in his career, he drew in white chalk on ready-made chalkboards or onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands. In recent years, he has adapted the process to canvas and large-scale wall works, such as Blue Field Explosions (2009), a monumental drawing in the stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys.

*The African American Heritage Month 2018 Calendar and Cultural Guide is presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Event Overview

(THROUGH JULY 31) Much of Simmons’ work in this exhibit centers on his signature erasure techniques. Early in his career, he drew in white chalk on ready-made chalkboards or onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands. In recent years, he has adapted the process to canvas and large-scale wall works, such as Blue Field Explosions (2009), a monumental drawing in the stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys.

*The African American Heritage Month 2018 Calendar and Cultural Guide is presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.