Visiting Artist Gary Simmons


Nationally renown New York-based artist Gary Simmons, visited ODU on October 26. The day began with a visit to the Chrysler Museum, followed by lunch and a brief tour of the Art Department. It capped off with a reception for the artist and his talk in the Batten Arts and Letters Auditorium. Simmons is known for his ghostly erasure drawings and provocative installations confronting stereotypes related to race, identity, and culture. The lecture event was a response to the Chrysler’s recent exhibition, 30 Americans, and was co-sponsored by ODU’s Art Department, the College of Arts and Letters, and the Chrysler Museum of Art. The visit was organized by Associate Professor Elliott Jones (shown above with Gary Simmons), and a unique hand-printed promotion poster was created by Assistant Professor Ivanete Blanco and Adjunct Faculty member David Shields (below).


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