Lorna Simpsonby Okwui Enwezor, Hilton Als (Essay By), Helaine Posner (Foreword by)
Lorna Simpson is one of the leading artists of her generation, devoted to the beauty of image-making, innovatively juxtaposing the figure and gesture with text and narrative. This rich monograph, created to accompany the major retrospective of Simpson's work touring in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York (among other destinations) beginning this spring, includes insightful essays by curator and critic Okwui Enwezor and New Yorker writer Hilton Als, and a conversation with the artist, Isaac Julien, and Thelma Golden, along with 126 reproductions from Simpson's formally elegant, subtly provocative body of work-including her recent work.
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Organized by the American Federation of the Arts, Lorna Simpson is a 20-year gallery and retrospective of contemporary artist Lorna Simpson's photographic and text works. Unafraid to delve into themes of race, sexuality, and loss, Simpson's striking imagery of the human figure, often cropped, speaks directly to the viewer. Black-and- white and color photographs give the reader the next best thing to a tour of a gallery of Simpson's art, and the brief text passages include commentary on Simpson's creations and a conversation with the artist. Lorna Simpson is an excellent contribution to personal, academic, and community library photographic and artbook collections.