The newest art gallery in the Palm Springs Design District.
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The Woodman/Shimko Gallery located at 1105 N. Palm Canyon Drive
is one of the newest galleries and design shops in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs. The gallery features work by local artists and a selection of artists from Provincetown, Massachusetts where Woody Shimko had a gallery for many years. The work is a mix of contemporary, modern and realistic paintings and photographs, some of which recalls the modernism of Palm Springs. Paintings, sculptures and ceramic art are the featured work of the gallery. Also featured are tables designed and built by Woody Shimko composed of industrial materials with antique Japanese shoji screens. Mr. Shimko, whose design work covers businesses from New York to Tokyo, has created a space that is innovative and inviting. Come visit, come enjoy and see what the art world has to offer Palm Springs and the neighboring area of Las Palmas.
How appropriate that the gallery’s logo says, “Palm Springs Just Got Cooler.”
“It seems to me that any work of art – be it a musical composition, a sculpture, or choreography in dance, is an attempt to take something intrinsically intangible in nature; an emotion, a thought, feeling, belief or impression and to translate it into physical terms, in this case onto a two-dimensional canvas.”
- Russell Bennett
Woody Shimko opened the Woodman/Shimko Gallery in January of 2013.
Shimko’s design work began in New York City where he was the design and visual director at Alfred Dunhill, Bergdorf Goodman and later for Tiffany where he replaced Gene Moore upon his retirement. Later, Shimko was approached by a design company in Tokyo where he then became a director for 15 years. While his time in Japan, he also had stores and a gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Between his time in Provincetown and Tokyo, Shimko bought, designed, remodeled and opened Century Palm Springs in the Warm Sands area of Palm Springs which was quickly awarded 5 Palms.
Woody Shimko’s partner, Ray Nocera, was instrumental in the gallery opening so Shimko would have “a place to show and feature” his coffee tables that he designs and creates.
“My art is a meditation on, as well as an attempt to capture, the moment when a complex inner life meets the unyielding outside world. ”
“Light is a living presence that supports everything.”
"My sculpture, ... is how I have communicated my thoughts throughout the years and my interpretations takes form with suggestions of growth, evolution, change- consistently dynamic."
Cell: 508-237-5336 Phone: 760-322-1230