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Karshan Center of Graphic Art
Open January 29, 2022 through May 8, 2022
The work of multidisciplinary Miami based artist, Alette Simmons-Jiménez, is rooted in a tradition that values vision as well as craft. Her work celebrates the physicality of the handmade while incorporating tangible spiritual components from our natural surroundings. On receiving a BFA from Newcomb College/Tulane (New Orleans) she relocated to the Dominican Republic and began a studio practice. Eventually relocating to the Dominican Republic and began a studio practice. Eventually relocating to Miami, her paintings, sculptures, collages and installation pieces reflected the energy and multi-cultural layers that have become synonymous with the Miami art scene. Finding beauty in all types of substances from fabrics, strings, beads, plexiglass, and vinyl coverings, Alette Simmons Jiménez's art represents imagination and innovation in simple yet surprising ways.
Image Credit: "A STICK, A STONE, A TREE" - m/m painting collage, oil, acrylic, china marker, fabrics, fibers, and papers, on hanging canvas tapestry, grommets, 84" x 60" (2020). Courtesy of the artist.