“Seasons Turning,” a collection of work created over the past four seasons by Lucas Simmons, opens on March 13, 2020 in The Depot Gallery
with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00pm. A second reception will be held April 10 in conjunction with 2nd Friday Art Walk. The exhibit continues through May 2. Gallery hours are 9:00am to 2:00pm Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. There is no admission charge to the gallery or these events.
Lucas Simmons has always been interested in creating things, but began to pursue art in earnest during college. During graduate school, Lucas began creating narrative paintings that explore the relationships between man, nature and technology. He has become increasingly intrigued by the spaces that humans inhabit, the artifacts that populate those spaces and thinking about both of those things as potential addendum to the archaeological record. He is interested in the mythologies that inform our interaction with the natural world and the ideologies that contribute to rural America’s status as an increasingly post-wild landscape.
Lucas will discuss his ideas and techniques in an Artist Chat on Sunday, March 29 at 2:00pm in The Depot. All are welcome. There is no admission charge.
Born in 1989, Lucas attended school in Weleetka, a small rural Oklahoma town. In 2012 he graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in art. He was awarded an M.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2017. Since 2017 Lucas has had work included in group shows in galleries around the state including MAINsite in Norman, the M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, twice in Momentum OKC, and a solo show at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. View his art at www.lucassimmonsart.com.
The Depot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to create and present excellent and innovative fine arts programs for the enrichment and education of the community.
All programs at The Depot are made possible, in part, by grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, and by Norman Parks and Recreation Department and generous individual donors.