L.A.Simmons, Three by Three, at Westminster Reference Library (9-14 Dec 2017)


L.A.Simmons' (TW-42) artist’s book Three by Three will launch at Westminster Reference Library during Lee Simmons’s birthday party/installation on 14 December 2017, 6-8pm. Documentation from her projects will be exhibited in the space from 9 December 2017.

This will be the last event at the library before it closes for refurbishment on the weekend. DJ on the night is artist, instrument designer and musician Tom Richards. Bring your own beer and snacks to the event, register for the event here.

‘This collection of postcards is an attempt to communicate and log some of the installation art and social sculptures I have made over the last 17 years. These have often consisted of ephemeral paintings and performances in the landscape, documented photographically.How do you archive a practice that paints on living canvases and constructs usually fleeting lived experiences? Who owns the work? The photographer, land owner, the painters? Varied communities have contributed to the paintings, from Surrey firemen to Ibizan goats, with passers by, friends and family. Which element is the artwork - the documentation, event, concept?’ - Lee Simmons (November 2017)

The first share of this collection of images will take place at Westminster Reference Library with one copy being added to the library archive system and another distributed to the exhibition guests, who will be offered to purchase one postcard for £1. The artwork is authenticated using a DNA tag, which logs the exchange.

Westminster Reference Library, 35 Saint Martin's Street, London WC2H 7HP

Further launches will be held on mountains and cliffs during the library closure.
www.lee-simmons.com/birthdayprojects


Images: L.A.Simmons, courtesy the artist, 2017. Photo of Tom Richards courtesy Contemporary Art Society, photo: Joe Plommer