It is fitting that “Quest” solo artist Lenore Simon will celebrate her 90th birthday on International Women's Day (March 8th) over the course of her exhibition at Sparks Gallery. A survey spanning one wondrous woman's prolific artistic practice, “Quest” honors a life lived creatively. Simon's artwork will be on view from December 9, 2017 – March 11, 2018.
From her early education at a high school for the arts, to her collegiate studies at New York's Cooper Union, and across seven decades of image making, Simon's work has been characterized by experimentation and a deft use of technique and materials.
Simon has been teaching art at various camps, community centers, and adult programs since 1963. In addition, Simon also taught Fundamentals of Drawing for 15 years at the University of California extension program. Simon received multiple awards and Artist-in-Residences during her illustrious career. Lenore Simon's work is in over 300 collections, nationally and internationally, including an etching in the archives of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
It was Simon's boundless curiosity that led her to learn a new visual language – digital illustration – as an octogenarian, and our exhibition will showcase the artist's diverse body of work including monoprint, assemblage, serigraph, aquatint, drypoint, ink, mixed media, and more. Featuring Simon's earliest prints alongside her newest digital creations, “Quest” is an illustration of the artist's relentless pursuit of her rich creative vision.
Exhibition Dates: December 9, 2017 through March 11, 2018
Opening Reception: December 9, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (RSVP Required)
RSVP required for opening night via this webpage: https://sparksgallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition-lenore-simon-solo-show-quest
Located in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, the Sparks Gallery (Est 2013) is housed in the historic Sterling Hardware Building between Island and Market on Sixth Avenue. Sparks Gallery represents contemporary artwork by artists living in San Diego and Southern California.
The Gallery was awarded the 2015 People in Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse by Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO). The Gallery serves as a premier San Diego event venue offering art exhibitions, art workshops, seminars and private events.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday: 12pm-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Private appointments also available by calling (619) 696-1416. For more information, visit sparksgallery.com
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