Day 19: Lorna Simpson
Throughout much of the 1980s and 1990s, Lorna Simpson’s seductive photography and paintings concentrated on themes of race, gender, and sexuality. She would often pair strategically cropped images of women’s body parts alongside enigmatic text. In January 2011, Simpson offered a very different kind of photo-based work, with the exhibition Gathered at the Brooklyn Museum.
Watch as Simpson talks about the making of Gathered and the relationship between fact and fiction.
Video by the Brooklyn Museum
30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.
Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.