Lorna Simpson: Works on Paper

Nov 22, 2013 7:12PM
Lorna Simpson's 2011 collage, "Redhead," is reproduced from the Aspen Art Museum's substantial new collection of the artist's works on paper, including a new group made while Simpson was artist in residence at the museum. Connie Butler writes, "Simpson’s collaging is an act of recuperation of the contested, protofeminist female (and prefeminist male) image from the culturally charged site of Ebony. All the black-and-white magazine fragments in this series appear to be drawn from around the same cultural moment, and the artist exploits the humor that our historical distance from it brings to this juncture of civil, sexual, and cultural revolution. One face after another is adorned with a flourish of color and abstract form…"
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