Lorna Simpson | the artist
The artist Lorna Simpson
Born 1960, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
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Lorna Simpson is an artist who creates evocative works that examine how combinations of pictures and texts create new meanings that do not exist in the images or words alone…
For the past decade, Lorna Simpson's work has explored the role of hair as a marker of social identity. The 21 lithographic images in Wigs provide a taxonomy of hairstyles signifying gender, age, and race…
"I would hate to think that my work is perceived as a portrayal of victimization. It is not enough for me to relate an experience through the work only to have a viewer say, Oh, thats too bad, and walk away from it. I want to relate the dynamics of a situation, both how that situation occurs and how it affects peoples lives. In another sense, the work is not answer-oriented. Its intentionally left open-ended. Theres not a resolution that just solves everything."