May 30 - June 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 30, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Work Machines

George Simonds

Simonds uses repurposed materials found on the street to create kinetic sculptures that often move and produce sounds. The objects that comprise these sculptures are found by coincidence, and the artist’s process is to “work with these chance objects to create a machine that functions, despite its incompatible materials.” His work uses cycles and repetition as a way to represent human routine.

About the Artist

Simonds lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College.


Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 


Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.


FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Humanities NY, and the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.