Gary Simmons: Public Enemy at PAMM

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Gary Simmons: Public Enemy at PAMM

Exhibit Duration: Now through April 28, 2024
Open Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Visiting Hours:

  • Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday - Monday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Exhibition Overview:
Delve into the expansive and profound universe of Gary Simmons, a pivotal figure in conceptual art, with the "Gary Simmons: Public Enemy" exhibition at PAMM. This retrospective is the most substantial gathering of Simmons' work to date, showcasing around 70 pieces that span a remarkable thirty-year journey.

Artistic Themes:
Gary Simmons' art is a profound exploration of race, class, and gender identity, mirroring the complex layers of American culture. His works are a dialogue with various elements from the social fabric, including cinema, music, literature, sports, and urban life. Utilizing motifs from hip-hop, cult horror, science fiction, and classic cartoons, Simmons creates an evocative narrative that challenges and engages.

Featured Works:
The exhibition presents a wide array of Simmons' creations, from large-scale paintings and sculptures to immersive video installations. These pieces collectively underscore his unique approach to addressing poignant themes through the lens of popular culture.

Curatorial Team:

  • René Morales: James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator
  • Jadine Collingwood: Assistant Curator
  • Jack Schneider: Curatorial Associate