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Randy Simmons
updated: 08/18/2013
website: www.randysimmonsdrawings.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Ursa Major
Vestigial #43
Divination for hOpe
Nestlings
Nightcrawler
Ruler of Everything
Some Guys Have It All
Mediator
Opus
Sunshine Superman
El Rey de Corazones
Parelli's Dream
American Standard
Swallow The Sun
Unit of Family
 
Portfolio Keywords:  political, autobiographical, narrative, social criticism, feminist, figurative
 
 
Ursa Major by Randy Simmons
Ursa Major
Charcoal
2010
32" x  60"  x 2" 
Vestigial #43 by Randy Simmons
Vestigial #43
charcoal
2009
36 " x  49 "  x 1 " 
Divination for hOpe by Randy Simmons
Divination for hOpe
charcoal
2008
44" x  52"  x 1" 
Nestlings by Randy Simmons
Nestlings
charcoal
2008
50" x  38" 
Nightcrawler by Randy Simmons
Nightcrawler
charcoal
2008
48" x  59"  x 1" 
Ruler of Everything by Randy Simmons
Ruler of Everything
charcoal
2008
40" x  50"  x 1" 
Some Guys Have It All by Randy Simmons
Some Guys Have It All
charcoal
2008
42" x  38"  x 1" 
Mediator by Randy Simmons
Mediator
charcoal
2008
38" x  50"  x 1" 
Opus by Randy Simmons
Opus
charcoal and conte
2007
96 " x  52 "  x 1 " 
Sunshine Superman by Randy Simmons
Sunshine Superman
Charcoal
2010
30" x  44"  x 2" 
El Rey de Corazones by Randy Simmons
El Rey de Corazones
Charcoal
2010
42" x  36"  x 2" 
Parelli's Dream by Randy Simmons
Parelli's Dream
Charcoal
2010
30" x  38"  x 2" 
American Standard by Randy Simmons
American Standard
Charcoal
2010
41" x  28"  x 1" 
Swallow The Sun by Randy Simmons
Swallow The Sun
Charcoal
2010
35" x  30"  x 1" 
Unit of Family by Randy Simmons
Unit of Family
Charcoal and White Conté
2009
48" x  144"  x 2" 

Artist Statement
My work can be divided into three themes: children & parenting, domestic violence, and past relationships with former wives and girlfriends. At times, the boundaries of these subjects can overlap. Both of my boys (12 & 14) have inspired me through their observations of the world they see and live in. Early drawings of them (1997-2007) document my concerns as a parent and raising children and their vision of children’s play in an adult setting. I sometimes include their drawings or handwriting within my imagery and many of my drawings are titled from words and phrases they invent. As my children mature to young adults, my themes have matured with them into larger concerns such as parental communication and their own relationships with each other and fellow teenagers.
In 2004, I began a series of drawings that dealt with women being the victims of domestic violence, physically and emotionally, and portrayed them with a startling reality. Recent drawings discuss the treatment of women’s in today’s society.

Artist Bio / CV
2009        Solo Exhibit, Renaissance Art Center, Dixon, TN (March 27-May 2, 2009)
        Group Exhibit, Faculty Show, Two Drawings, Clemens Gallery, WKCTC, Paducah, KY
        Juried Group Show, “Kentucky Visions At The Capitol 2009”, Frankfort, KY (Jan. 5-April 15)

2008        Solo Exhibit,“It’s Not Just Black & White”, Pine Cone Gallery, Paducah, KY (Nov-Jan 26, 2009)         Solo Exhibit, “Ties That Bind”, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS (Aug. 25-Sept. 17)
        Solo Exhibit, “Drawings”, West Ky. University, Bowling Green, KY (Aug. 18- Sept. 12)
        Group Juried Exhibit, “54th Mid-States Art Exhibition”, Two Drawings,
            Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Evansville, IN
        Group Juried Exhibit, “Figurative Works”, Two Drawings, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO
        Group Juried Exhibit, “Other Worlds/Altered Visions”, Eight Drawings, Indianapolis Art Center, IN
        Group Juried Exhibit, “Magic Silver 2008”, one photo, Murray State University, Murray, KY
        Group Exhibit, “It Takes A Village”, Nine Drawings & One Video Performance Collaboration
            A.I.R. Gallery, Paducah, KY
        Three Person Show: With Dale Leys & Todd Birdsong, Three Drawings, WKCTC, Paducah, KY
        A.I.R. Gallery, two pieces, Paducah, KY
        Consignment, Four Drawings at Obsolete Gallery, Venice, CA
        Group Faculty Exhibit, Two Drawings, Paducah School of Art, Paducah, KY
        Group Exhibit, HeArt of Healing Gallery, Two Pieces, Paducah, KY
        Group Juried Exhibit, “Impressions 2008”, One Photo, Mayfield Icehouse Gallery, Mayfield, KY