Boston City Hall Event: Opening Reception for Jeannie Simms's "Under the Sun"

This event last occurred on September 14, 2018, 4—5:30 pm.

*This off-site event takes place at Boston City Hall (1 City Hall Square, Boston)*

Celebrate the new public art exhibition on view at Boston City Hall and meet artist Jeannie Simms.


DeCordova is pleased to present a new public art installation in partnership with Boston City Hall. Under the Sun by Boston-based artist Jeannie Simms, which features two large-scale photographic panels, is on view in Boston City Hall’s Main Atrium through October 5.

Under the Sun was created by Simms in 2017 in the Italian town of Sant’Alessio in Aspromonte. With active support from the Mayor, Stefano Ioli Calabrò, the artist worked with local inhabitants and immigrants on two participatory cyanotypes (cyan-blue cameraless photographs). The community foraged abandoned residences for objects that reminded them of the concept of “home.” With Simms, they arranged them on huge photosensitive cotton sheets and exposed them to the sunlight. The results are images of ghostly domestic objects that seem to float in a sea of blue, evoking the displacement endured by immigrants fleeing their homes.

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