L.A.Simmons Painting Studio
Thames-Side Studios Gallery
L.A. Simmons Painting Studio *Our fingertips are made of stardust*
Exhibition Dates: 8-23 September 2018
Preview: Saturday 8 September, 6.30-8.30pm, all welcome.
A durational painting made by L.A.Simmons and rock climbers with pigment on their hands, is evolving throughout this installation. The Yoga Space London are holding a free class to a responsive DJ set from Justin Quirk for the opening event.
Thames-Side Studios-based L. A. Simmons’ art practice is rooted in painting, but crosses over with sculpture, live art, photography and writing. Through these primarily visual tools, subjects are explored, questions asked, and stories shared. For Our fingertips are made of stardust, Lee Simmons has invited Thames-Side Studios-based The Reach, South London’s largest climbing wall, and The Arch Climbing Wall, and their associated climbing instructors to create a performative installation within the gallery using climbing holds and paint pigment.
Simmons will then turn the rest of the gallery into an extension of her studio, with designated ‘zones’ concentrating on differing areas of her practice. This will include recent paintings and related materials, with an area for book making Polaris - seven years painting.
L.A. Simmons thanks The Reach for their help with this exhibition, and The Yoga Space London for supporting the opening event on 8th September.
This exhibition is made almost entirely from recycled materials.
Thanks to Arch Climbing, Castle Climbing Centre and The Reach for donating disused holds
& Emafyl Robobond for their repurposed wood.