lorna simpson

lornasimposon

Damn. I wish I thought of that. I haven’t said that out loud in awhile, but the moment I saw these beautiful women with their stunning, inky hair, well, I couldn’t help myself. These pieces are all from a collage & ink series, titled “Ebony”, by American artist Lorna Simpson. Lorna is an incredibly accomplished artist, known for her pioneering work in photography and film making … the list of galleries where her work has been shown is insane… MoMA, LACMA, and the Whitney just to name a few!  These collages are her most recent work, some of which are 30″x22″. She repurposes images from the 1950s {found in vintage issues of Ebony magazine I believe}, “taking the African-American woman as a point of departure, continuing [Lorna’s] longstanding examination of the ways that gender and culture shape the experience of life in our contemporary multiracial society.” Beautiful.

*Quote taken from the description of, “Lorna Simpson : Works on Paper”






comments (3)

  1. Jessica Wray /// 06.26.2015 /// 9:56am

    These are excellent! I love the movement in the second piece.

  2. the jealous curator /// 06.26.2015 /// 11:06am

    me too : )

  3. Must-Reads for Creatives 7.3.15 - In Tandem /// 07.03.2015 /// 5:05am

    […] Lorna Simpson >>> […]







Instant Max AI Immediate Byte Stock Blast Pro Contemporary artists from around the world are featured every day, as well as weekly content about show openings, art making headlines, must Visit canadian cigarette brands Discountciggs.com site which is fast , clean and designed beautifully.