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Location: Crossett Library Upper Level, Camille Guthrie's Office
Electrostatic heat transfer in colors on wool felt
12 X 15.25 in.
Lorna Simpson first became well-known in the mid-1980s for her large- scale photograph-and-text works that confront and challenge narrow, conventional views of gender, identity, culture, history and memory. With unidentified figures as a visual point of departure, Simpson uses the figure to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences of our lives in contemporary America. In the mid-1990s, she began creating large multi-panel photographs printed on felt that depict the sites of public – yet unseen – sexual encounters. Over time she turned to film and video works in which individuals engage in enigmatic conversations that seem to address the mysteries of both identity and desire. Throughout her body of work, Simpson questions memory and representation.
Lorna Simpson Books
Lorna Simpson by This comprehensive catalogue of Lorna Simpson's critically-acclaimed 30-year body of work highlights her photo-text pieces as well as film and video installations to reveal how the artist explores identity, memory, gender, history, fantasy, and reality
Call Number: N6537.S5554 A4 2013
Lorna Simpson by Interview / Thelma Golden -- Survey / Kellie Jones -- Focus / Chrissie Iles -- Artist's choice / Suzan-Lori Parks -- Artist's writings / Lorna Simpson ; interview with Deborah Willis.
Call Number: N6537.S5554 J66 2002
Lorna Simpson by Photographs by Lorna Simpson. Interview with the artist by Deborah Willis. Afterword by Andy Grundberg. Includes a list of works, exhibition history, collections and a bibliography.
Call Number: TR647.S55 W5 1992
Publication Date: 1993-02-01