Sundown, Xaviera Simmons’ fifth solo exhibition with the gallery features all new text paintings, photography, and sculpture. The works assembled in Sundown draw from the multitude of threads which form the foundations of the contemporary American narrative- slavery, colonial America, the Antebellum South, the Jim Crow era, Black reconstruction, Black migration, and the Civil Rights era.
Simmons engages with historical imagery, layering archival black-and-white images of American life across scenes that she as shifting characters inhabits. Sundown is to be considered in a chronological manner. The exhibition begins with Simmons’ signature text-based paintings, drawing from and abstracting language found in the diaries and observations of Christopher Columbus’ fateful encounter with the landscape now labeled America.
Xaviera Simmons has been widely exhibited and collected internationally. Current and recent museum group exhibitions include The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro; MassArt, Boston; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Seattle Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Prospect.4, New Orleans among others. The artist’s works are in major museum and private collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Deutsche Bank, New York; UBS, New York and The Guggenheim Museum, New York.
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