Jeffrey Simmons | Paintings

 



STARS GONE OUT, 2009-2010
Acrylic on canvas over wood
30 x 24 inches
$3,200.



LACHRIMAE, 2009-2010
Acrylic on canvas over wood
30 x 24 inches
$3,200.



FACSIMILE, 2010
Acrylic on canvas over wood
25 x 20 inches
$3,000.



ATTRACTOR, 2008
Acrylic on canvas over wood
24 x 30 inches
$3,200.



POLYGLOT, 2008
Acrylic on canvas over wood
60 x 48 inches
$4,400.



CENTRIFUGE I, 2010
Acrylic on canvas over wood
25 x 17.75 inches
$2,800.



NO. 2, 2009
Acrylic on canvas over wood
15.5 x 15.5 inches
$2,400.



NO. 3, 2009
Acrylic on canvas over wood
14.75 x 14 inches
$2,400.


NO. 5, 2009
Acrylic on canvas over wood
11 x 22 inches
$2,400.



NO. 6, 2009
Acrylic on canvas over wood
12.5 x 20.25 inches
$2,400.



NO. 7, 2009
Acrylic on canvas over wood
17 x 12.5 inches
$2,200.




NO. 8, 2009
Acrylic on canvas over wood
17 x 12.5 inches
$2,200.



CYGNUS LOOP, 2008
Acrylic on canvas over wood
21 x 24 inches
$2,800.




SUNFLOWER , 2005
Acrylic polymer emulsion on canvas over panel
30 x 30 inches
$3,400.



Jeffrey Simmons was born in 1968 in Cincinnati and currently lives in Seattle. He received his BFA from the School of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

"The bodies of work represented here-- acrylic paintings on canvas and watercolors on paper-- look very different but are made using similar techniques. In both cases, many layers of transparent pigment are used to build color. The current installation emphasizes a stark contrast between the two types of work: as I experimented with increasingly dark, dense coloration in the acrylic paintings, I simultaneously pushed the watercolor imagery in the direction of pale, delicate, near-invisibility."
—Jeffrey Simmons



The artist's work has been exhibited since 1995 in numerous group shows in the region and elsewhere, including Unexpected Watercolors, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR (2005); Paintings that Paint Themselves, or so it seems, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (2004); Building Tradition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (2004); International Abstraction: Making Painting Real, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2003); Exponential: Four Huge Paintings, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR (2001); and Hands on Color, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA (1999).

Simmons was a nominee for the 2005 Neddy Award given by the Behnke Foundation of Seattle, WA. He has received an Artist Trust GAP Grant (2002); a Betty Bowen Committee Special Recognition Award given by the Seattle Art Museum (1996); and a Pilloff Scholarship from Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA (1996). He has had previous solo exhibitions at the Linda Cannon Gallery, Seattle.