ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

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ASPEN ART PRESS

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Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 336 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 11/30/2013
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CATALOG: FALL 2013 p. 48   

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Aspen, CO
Aspen Art Museum 07/26/13-09/22/13

“Part of the joy I feel looking at Interior Group is how expertly Simpson has evolved from having other women and men tell something of her story to Simpson herself telling her story.” - Hilton Als, excerpted from the essay, Shadows.

  

ASPEN ART PRESS

Lorna Simpson: Works on Paper

Published by Aspen Art Press
Text by Hilton Als, Connie Butler, Franklin Sirmans, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Anna Deveare Smith.

Featured image, "Barbara K 001" (2009), is reproduced from <I>Lorna Simpson: Works on Paper</I>.One of the leading artists of her generation, Lorna Simpson (born 1960) came to prominence in the mid-1980s through her photographic and textual works that challenged conventional attitudes toward race, gender and cultural memory with a potent mixture of formal elegance and conceptual rigor. Published on the occasion of her 2013 exhibition at Aspen Art Museum, Lorna Simpson: Works on Paper highlights four recent bodies of work on paper that explore the complex relationship between the photographic archive and processes of self-fashioning, including a new group of works being developed during her time as the AAM’s 2013 Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence. As in Simpson’s earlier works, these new drawings and collages take the African-American woman as a point of departure, continuing her longstanding examination of the ways that gender and culture shape the experience of life in our contemporary multiracial society. This beautifully illustrated catalogue features new scholarship by New Yorker staff writer Hilton Als, MoMA Chief Curator of Drawings, Connie Butler, LACMA Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, Franklin Sirmans, and the AAM’s Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.

Featured image, "Barbara K 001" (2009), is reproduced from Lorna Simpson: Works on Paper.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

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Lauren O'Neill-Butler

The images and essays in the handsome accompanying catalogue are a testament to the connections, departures, and complexity of Simpson's recent output. Throughout the book we see that while Simpson finds new possibilities in drawing, she also nods, sometimes quite slyly, to deep-set traditions. As MoMA curator Connie Butler aptly notes in her essay, " The intimacy of the paper she chooses, consistently the 8 1/2x11 sheet of the notebook or sketchpad, is a scale close to photography's ancient history as well. "

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/14/2014

Lorna Simpson Signs 'Works on Paper' at agnès b.

Lorna Simpson Signs 'Works on Paper' at agnès b.Last night, art and book lovers gathered at ARTBOOK @ agnès b. on Howard Street to sip mulled wine and celebrate the publication of Lorna Simpson's gorgeous new volume of Works on Paper, published by Aspen Art Museum.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/10/2014

Lorna Simpson Book Launch Monday, January 13, at the ARTBOOK @ agnès b. Pop-Up Store

Lorna Simpson Book Launch Monday, January 13, at the ARTBOOK @ agnès b. Pop-Up StoreARTBOOK and agnès b. invite you to celebrate Lorna Simpson's stunning new book of Works on Paper, published by the Aspen Art Museum. Beautifully designed and printed, and featuring texts by noted scholars, writers and art historians Hilton Als, Connie Butler, Franklin Sirmans, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson and Anna Deveare Smith, it is a universal staff favorite this season. The 2012 collage work Jet #12, pictured here, is reproduced from the book, a featured title at our pop-up winter bookshop at the 50 Howard Street agnès b. Join us Monday, January 13 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM for a book signing and festive warming libations! continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/22/2013

Lorna Simpson: Works on Paper

Lorna Simpson: Works on PaperLorna 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…" continue to blog


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