Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce exclusive worldwide representation of American artist Lorna Simpson, whose rigorous, critically acclaimed conceptual practice deploys photography, painting, and drawing to examine identity and notions of social, racial, and gender politics. Since the late 1980s, Simpson’s pioneering approach to photography has established her as a major figure in the medium. Over the course of three decades, she has likewise emerged as a central voice in a generation of American artists questioning constructed societal historical narratives and the performative crafting of identity. Simpson deftly examines the slippery nature of representation and meaning to reveal the ways in which larger forces of gender and culture impact the everyday in an enigmatic and profound art.
Hauser & Wirth’s first project with Simpson will be the presentation of a new cycle of paintings and sculpture in its booth at the Frieze New York fair in May 2017.