Hauser & Wirth New York will begin its fall exhibition season with a survey of foundational works by pioneering multidisciplinary artist Lorna Simpson. Occupying all three floors of the gallery’s 69th Street location, this exhibition traces the impact and enduring influence of Simpson’s earliest output from the 1980s and 90s, with a selection of works on loan from major museums, private collections and the artist’s studio. With striking juxtapositions of text and image, Simpson’s enigmatic, photography-based conceptual work from this period is central to a celebrated, multivalent oeuvre that questions the nature of representation and challenges accepted notions of identity, gender, race and history.
Image: Lorna Simpson, Necklines, 1989, 3 silver gelatin prints, 2 engraved plastic plaques, 176.2 x 171.8 x 4.1 cm / 69 3/8 x 67 5/8 x 1 5/8 in © Lorna Simpson. Photo: Adam Reich
About the artist
Born in Brooklyn, Lorna Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s with her pioneering approach to conceptual photography. Simpson’s early work—particularly her striking juxtapositions of text and staged images—raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race and history that continue…Learn more