*Los Angeles, CA — October 2nd kicked off a three-month exhibit of assemblage artist Joseph Sims at The Museum of African American Art. The opening day reception welcomed a standing room only crowd where the artist addressed visitors and conducted an informative Q&A session about the collection.
The Museum is located on the 3rd Floor of Macy’s in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza at 4005 Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles and will showcase over 30 works of art by Sims until the end of the year, crowning the 40th year anniversary celebration of the Museum.
Sims is passionate about his work and feels strongly that, “Art should make you think, feel, or see something different.”
Assemblage is three-dimensional sculpture art created from unrelated elements. Joseph Sims is a master of creating these 3D collages of found objects: his sculptures tell stories, kindle emotions, and are always thought-provoking.
In 2014 Sims displayed his work in the Beverly Hills Art Show and walked away as the first place winner in the Mixed Media 3-Dimensional category. His work has been part of several collaborated public exhibits throughout California and the east coast, from Los Angeles City Hall to the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. He was a Visual Merchandise Director at Macy’s for over 40 years. Sims was at the forefront of the art explosion in Los Angeles during the 1970’s and served as Chairman of the Brockman Gallery’s Street Graphics Committee. He is a member of the Los Angeles Assemblage Group. This current exhibit is a milestone for Sims as the sole artist featured for three months at the Museum.
About Joseph Sims
Joseph creates work from society waste, objects that are old and rusty, torn discarded, rejected and worn-out are rebirth and infused with new life and purpose. This country was built with recycled lives and Joe feels it is his duty to build his work with recycled materials. Joseph’s work reflects human nature and profiles thoughts and life experiences. He uses human silhouettes as a foundation for much of his work.
Get MORE info about Joseph Sims’ Assemblage art exhibition at LA Sentinel.