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Lorna Simpson with the Paris Review

LORNA SIMPSON
Studio Visit with the Paris Review


On the heels of a visit to the Aspen Art Museum to accept the museums prestigious Aspen Award for art, artist Lorna Simpson offers the Paris Review an intimate look at her studio practice. In conversation, Simpson shares her inspiration behind a newer work titles, Moveableness, as well as her consistent use of found photographic imagery and colorful, effusive washes of ink in her process if collage. Coming off of two major exhibitions - the Venice Biennale and a traveling exhibition spanning two years - Simpson talks about her excitement and readjustment upon returning to her home and studio in Brooklyn. Read more about the studio visit in the Paris Review

Lorna Simpson participated in the Vera List Art Project in 2013 with her edition Double Portrait, available here.

Above: Lorna Simpson. Photo courtesy of Menelik Puryear.


Greater New York at MoMA PS1

GREATER NEW YORK
MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
October 11, 2015 - March 7, 2016

Last month MoMA PS1 ushered in its fourth rendition of Greater New York. The exhibition, which has historically surveyed the work of emerging artists living and working within the New York metropolitan area,  encompasses emerging and more established artists alike, bringing together 157 artist working in a diverse range of media. Greater New York, which recurs every five years, has seen a tremendous transformation since it's first installment in 2000 as the populace of artists continues to respond to the revolving demands and influences of a city greatly affected by a shifting real estate and commercial art market. 

On the impressive exhibition roster, Vera List artists Glenn Ligon and Lorna Simpson were included. 

Glenn Ligon participated in the Vera List Art Project in 2004 and Lorna Simpson in 2013. Lorna Simpson's edition Double Portrait is available here

For more information about the exhibition at MoMA PS1.