This week at the Whitney, Lorna Simpson and Elizabeth Alexander will discuss the artist’s new book LORNA SIMPSON COLLAGES.
“Using advertising photographs of black women (and men) drawn from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet, Simpson’s collages explore the richly nuanced language of hair—as Alexander writes in her introduction: ‘Black women’s hair are galaxies unto themselves, solar systems, moonscapes, volcanic interiors.’ ”*
After the Q & A, Simpson will sign books.
LORNA SIMPSON IN CONVERSATION WITH ELIZABETH ALEXANDER, Wednesday, July 18, at 7:30 pm.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York City.
Above: Lorna Simpson, Document journal cover, issue 12, Spring–Summer 2018. Image courtesy of the artist and Document.
Below: Image credit Chronicle Books.