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Lorna Simpson's Timeless Deconstructions of Identity

The artist's latest work involved pairing photos of black women from old issues of 'Ebony' with images from a 1931 textbook.

by Lorna Simpson
Aug 26 2016, 12:00am

Lorna Simpson, Frosty, 2016. Found photograph and collage on paper, 30 7/8 x 24 x 1 1/2 in. (78.4 x 61 x 3.8 cm) framed. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York

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Lorna Simpson is known for confronting and challenging conventional views of gender, identity, culture, history and memory. In this series of photographic collages, Simpson mixes found photographs and images from historical issues of Ebony magazine. Her most recent work will be shown at a solo exhibition at Salon 94, New York in September 2016.

Lorna Simpson, Commemorative Bust, 2016. Found photograph and collage on paper, 30 7/8 x 24 x 1 1/2 in. (78.4 x 61 x 3.8 cm) framed. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York