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Gerry GOS" Simpson

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There's One In Every Bunch Acrylic Paint , Enamel Pen 8' X 40"
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Just Hangin" Out Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Urban Dancers Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Warrior Mask Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen 16" X 20"
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All Colors Go Together... "An Abstract Thought" Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Standing Strong Together Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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FAMILY Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen, Mud Cloth, Shells
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The World Is A Ghetto Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen, Paper 20" X 20"
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Sang Choir Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Dr.John's Secret Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen 20" X 20"
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Dancin' Into dawn Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen, Mud Cloth, Shells. Tree Branch
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Dancin' Into Dawn Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen, Mud Cloth, Tree Branch
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Untitled Acrylic Paint, Paper 11" X 15"
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Untitled Acrylic Paint, Paper 11" X 15"
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The Congregation Acrylic Paint, Paper 11" X 15"
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Celebrating Josephine Acrylic Paint
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Enjoying A Slice Of Life Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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COUSINS Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Boy... Now You Know You Know better... Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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3 Piece Harmony Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen, Silver Leaf
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Four Of Twelve Acrylic Paint, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf 8' X 80"
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Resurrection Morning Acrylic Paint, Gold Leaf 8' X 40"
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Marchin' Band Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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BUSH.. Not A Political Thing Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Sista Soul Sista Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen, Gold Leaf
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Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Bass Player Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Continue Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Stay Together Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Square Biz Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen, Gold Leaf
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Untitled Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Turn It Around Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Golden Opportunity Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen, Gold Leaf 8' X 40"
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untitled Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Old School Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Still Marchin" Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Being Invisible Won't Make It Go Away Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Hot Jazz Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Hot Nites Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Untitled Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Untitled Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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One Of Twelve Acrylic Paint, Gold Leaf
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Three Of Twelve Acrylic Paint,gold Leaf
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Circles And Stripes Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Duet Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Sunday Morning Service Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Heart Felt All Over The World Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen
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Urban Dwellers Acrylic Paint, Enamel Paint
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Untitled Acrylic Paint, LP Records
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A Black President- An Abstract Reality Acrylic Paint, Gold Leaf
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Ice Cream Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen 11" X 15"
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Can I Have A Turn Acrylic Paint, Enamel Pen 11" X 15"
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PEACE On Earth Digital Photography
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Sleeping Brownstones Digital Photography
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CITY GIRL Digital Photography
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Take The A train Digital Photography
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The Empire State Digital Photography
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N.Y.C. @ Night Digital Photography
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Public Transportation Digital Photography
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35th & Eighth Digital Photography
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The View Outside My Window Digital Photography
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Passaic, New Jersey
Birth year
1954
Lives in
Elk Grove, California
Works in
Elk Grove, Sacramento, Bay Area
Tags
photography, abstract, figurative
Statement

 

Gerry GOS" Simpson

painter/photographer

GOS" born Gerald Otis Simpson is a self taught painter/photographer.  At a young age, he developed a talent for the arts especially painting with acrylics which allowe him to experiment with vibrant color combiinations.  He also developed enthusiasm for music and fashion eventually leading him to New York, opening to him a world of culture and creativity.  Simpson has worked as Visual Merchandising Manager for Nordstrom for several years, he is also a Professor at American River College teaching Visual Merchandising and Fashion Promotion. 

However, GOS" paints vibrant, colorful scenerios that are possitive characterizations of the Black experience.  The lack of African American representation in art has allowed GOS" to create his own imagery. 

The works of GOS" have appeared in numerous exhibitions in numerous venues throughout the region including KINKS International, The Barton Gallery, The Crocker Museum, The 1910 Gallery, Sacramento City Hall Gallery, The African American Art Museum and Library of Oakland, Capitol Public Radio, 40 Acre Gallery, The Sacramento Philharmonic Symphony, Underground Books, The SMUD Art Gallery, TYhe Pence Gallery, Revolution Wines, The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum, The Kuumba Collective, Carol's Book Store, The Brick House Gallery and EVOLVE the Gallery.

As a photographer GOS" has had the opportunity to shoot the cover for Sacramento News & Reviews Fashion Issue.  His work has appeared on several CD cover for area musical artist. His work in Fashion and Visual Merchandising allows him to bring a sense of style to all that he sees through his lens. GOS" work includes assignments in event photography, portfolio, portrait, and art photography.

Artist Statement:  It is my goal to use my art as a tool to bring people together...  To at least give people that are outside of my community a glimpse of who I am and what my experience has been...  My work has brought t o my attention that we as people are similar in alot of ways and have some of the same experiences...  That experience being of a good life filled with fun times, family and friends...

I believe that color has a great healing power and when used in great quantities, color can be what brings people together and allows them to find common ground...

Color is emotion... Color can be moody... Color can be soothing...  Color can be happy... Color is music... Above all, COLOR is not blind...

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