Press Release: Rachel Simmons - Wonders of the Sea
November 2, 2012 - November 11, 2012
Reception: November 2, 2012 (5:00pm - 6:30pm)
Gallery Western's upcoming exhibition is a survey of work by Rachel Simmons, an Associate Professor of Art at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. It includes pieces that address growing ecological concerns regarding the effects of global development on marine life. Simmons will also show new site-specific collage-based work in addition to mixed media installations and artist's books. Simmons’ mixed media work deals with environmental issues such as ocean pollution, ecotourism and sustainability and has been exhibited internationally. By combining an avid interest in science with intriguing aesthetics, Simmons creates poignant messages about our ever-changing relationship with the sea.