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Photo by Lorna Simpson

Since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Lorna Simpson has been well known for her conceptual photographs and videos that challenge historical and present-day views of racial and sexual identity. FOCUS: Lorna Simpson will be the first museum exhibition to feature the artist's large-scale acrylic, ink, and silk-screened paintings.

Rooted in her interest in photographic collage, Simpson's recent paintings rework found imagery often taken from news media and vintage magazines. For example, Then & Now, 2016, homes in on racial violence by incorporating photographs of past and present race riots. Most of the work, however, features women taken from issues of Ebony and Jet magazines from the 1950s to 1970s.

Since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Lorna Simpson has been well known for her conceptual photographs and videos that challenge historical and present-day views of racial and sexual identity. FOCUS: Lorna Simpson will be the first museum exhibition to feature the artist's large-scale acrylic, ink, and silk-screened paintings.

Rooted in her interest in photographic collage, Simpson's recent paintings rework found imagery often taken from news media and vintage magazines. For example, Then & Now, 2016, homes in on racial violence by incorporating photographs of past and present race riots. Most of the work, however, features women taken from issues of Ebony and Jet magazines from the 1950s to 1970s.

Since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Lorna Simpson has been well known for her conceptual photographs and videos that challenge historical and present-day views of racial and sexual identity. FOCUS: Lorna Simpson will be the first museum exhibition to feature the artist's large-scale acrylic, ink, and silk-screened paintings.

Rooted in her interest in photographic collage, Simpson's recent paintings rework found imagery often taken from news media and vintage magazines. For example, Then & Now, 2016, homes in on racial violence by incorporating photographs of past and present race riots. Most of the work, however, features women taken from issues of Ebony and Jet magazines from the 1950s to 1970s.

WHEN

WHERE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
http://www.themodern.org/exhibition/Upcoming/FOCUS-Lorna-Simpson/2911

TICKET INFO

Free-$10
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