SIMEON DEN GALLERY
"Palm Springs Zen to Queer Culture Fine Art"
Simeon Den received an eclectic comprehensive training in the Arts: Asian & Contemporary Art History (UMass), ballet and modern dance (Alvin Ailey Am Dance Center), photography (NY School of Visual Arts), and New Genres as a magna cum laude graduate in World Arts and Cultures (UCLA). His multi-faceted professional career includes performing internationally in dance companies and musicals on Broadway, as artistic director of performing arts school and dance company (Hawaii), educator (CalArts, UMass, American Musical and Dramatics Academy), certified feng shui practitioner, fine art & commercial photographer, executive director of non-profit arts advocacy (Agnes Pelton Society), co-chair of the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and galleriist/director/curator of Simeon Den Gallery/Fine and Temple Arts.
From the eclectic to the sublime, Den directs a non-traditional gallery and e-commerce enterprise that showcases his personal métier in the contemporary and temple arts.
His contemporary art niche attends to the spiritual and transcendent schools, the minimalist style, the Zen aesthetic, the figurative and whimsical influences, and the political and subversive beauty of LGBTQ expressions in art. The gallery also functions as a community building effort by hosting and offering classes and workshops in the Temple Arts—yoga, tai ch’I, meditation groups, sound bath sessions, a writers circle, feng shui services, bereavement group, Zen brush painting, and various performance-based activities including Butoh Dance and live improvised music making.
Gallery viewing hours are Wednesday through Sat from 1-4 PM and by appointment (310-801-6538), Classes and workshops are scheduled under Events. And as well, most art is available as limited edition prints!