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Doni Silver Simons: Measured Ascent
June 22, 2019 - October 18, 2019
A chronicler of time, identity, and memory, artist Doni Silver Simons uses myriad materials, including paint, frayed canvases, and video, to mark the moments of our lives with quietude, compulsion, and repetitive variation. Measured Ascent explores the ascension and the sacredness of time.
“Marking time is universal. It is what we all do throughout our lives…some more gracefully than others—but no one leaves an unmarked path.” —Doni Silver Simons, artist
On view June 22 – October 18, 2019
In the Top Floor Gallery at TIOH
Doni Silver Simons is a painter, installation and performance artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University, Detroit. Her work has been exhibited at The Detroit Institute of Art; The Wolfson Museum, Jerusalem; MAAAC Museum, Cisternino, Puglia, Italy; Hechel Shlomo Museum, Jerusalem; Mishkan L’Omanut, Ein Harod, Israel; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Silver Simons’ work was featured in multiple exhibitions at the Jerusalem Biennale, 2017, 2015, and in 2013. Silver Simons has shown in galleries throughout the United States. Her work is found in many public and private collections including The Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, the Dept of Agriculture, Washington DC, the collections of David Soros (Los Angeles), Sasha Palevsky (Los Angeles), and Lila and Gil Silverman (Detroit). She is the recipient of numerous grants, including the Santa Monica Art Projects Grant and was a 2017 Inquiry Fellow. Silver Simons brought the collective voice of women in Darfur and Congo to the consciousness of the west coast public as an artist in residence to the anti-genocide organization, Jewish World Watch. She has organized and participated in numerous panel discussions and lectured in galleries and universities.
Visit the artist’s website at donisilversimons.com