4 min readJan 23, 2022
Danny Simmons

Philadelphia-based artist Danny Simmons will exhibit his new series, Intertwined at Town + Culture Gallery

Renowned artist Danny Simmons will be debuting INTERTWINED in Atlanta, and will be present for the Opening Reception on February 18th, and for Artist Talk on February 19th. The exhibit was created during the global pandemic, and centers on themes of connection and isolation. Intertwined oil and fabric in the paintings and works on paper offer a view of his inner world. Simmons will grace us with an excerpt of his spoken word poetry at the reception. The work will be on view through March 18th.

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On Danny Simmons: The New York Times, in reviewing one of his art exhibitions, stated that Simmons “injects freshness” into his abstracts, and that they are “meticulously rendered and decoratively impressive.”

Danny Simmons is a Neo-African abstract expressionist painter, a published author, poet, and philanthropist. He is the older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and Joseph Simmons (Rev. Run of Run–D.M.C.). Danny is the co-founder and Chairman of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, which provides urban youth with art access and education. Along with Russell, he established Def Poetry Jam which enjoyed long-running success on HBO.

His work appears in prominent locales around the globe, including Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank, Deutsche Bank, Schomburg Center for Black Culture, The Smithsonian, and the United Nations. In 2021, he exhibited at the Mariposa Museum (Oak Bluffs, MA) and the Houston Museum of African American Art. In 2022 he is Artist in Residence with an exhibit at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) and exhibiting at the Hudson Guild Gallery (Chelsea, NY), August Wilson African American Cultural Center (Pittsburg, PA), and Town + Culture Gallery (Atlanta, GA).

Danny Simmons Photo courtesy Todd Agostini




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