Exhibitions at the LOK

Arthur Simms

February 10 - July 7 2024

The art of Arthur Simms (born 1961, Saint Andrew, Jamaica) encompasses a captivating blend of influences—his American and Jamaican heritage, music, folk culture, and impressions taken from around the world—which he incorporates into his unique sculptures. His work is a profound exploration of origin, and transformation, and embraces his bicultural identity. Through meticulous craftsmanship—his works are often elaborately wrapped in string—Simms breathes life into objects that would otherwise be dismissed as trash. Simms’s technique draws from art history, particularly from Surrealism and Marcel Duchamp’s “Readymade.”