Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Artist's Talk with Lorna Simpson tonight 10/27/09 @ Aperture Foundation

Photos by Lorna Simpson
See you there!

New York, New York

Artist's Talk with Lorna Simpson

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
7:00 pm


Aperture Gallery

547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Aperture and the Parsons Department of Photography at The New School present an artist's talk with Lorna Simpson. Simpson was first known in the mid-eighties for confronting and challenging conventional views toward gender, identity, culture, history, and memory with her large-scale, formally elegant, and subtly provocative photographic and textual works. Simpson uses the image of the African-American woman to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships, and experiences of our lives in contemporary, multi-racial America. Recently, she has turned her attention to moving images; in film and video works such as Call Waiting, Simpson presents individuals engaged in intimate and enigmatic elliptical conversations that elude easy interpretation while addressing the mysteries of both identity and desire. Her newest works include figurative drawings of characters from her video works and a collection of drawings of women's heads, turned in profile to reveal their various hairstyles. Simpson is currently creating installations involving found vintage photographs accompanied by her own drawings and new photography.

LORNA SIMPSON's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Miami Art Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She has participated in such important international exhibitions as the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany. Her solo show of new photography opens at Obadia Galerie, Paris, in October.

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