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LORNA SIMPSON — DARKENING

Until her exhibition of an ink and acrylic work—True Value, 2015—at the 56th Venice Biennale, Lorna Simpson had not painted for over thirty years. Her return to the medium was again seen last year in the show Unanswerable at Hauser & Wirth in London.

The gallery’s New York exhibition LORNA SIMPSON—DARKENING features the artist’s ink and screenprint paintings from 2018, and this year’s Source Notes.

LORNA SIMPSON—DARKENING

Through July 26.

Hauser & Wirth

548 West 22nd Street, New York City.

Lorna Simpson, from top: Darkened, 2018, ink and screenprint on gessoed wood; Submerged, 2018, ink and screenprint on gessoed fiberglass; Source Notes, 2019, ink and screenprint on gessoed fiberglass; Blue Dark, 2018, ink and screenprint on gessoed fiberglass; Darkening, 2018, ink and screenprint on gessoed wood. Images courtesy and the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

LORNA SIMPSON IN CONVERSATION

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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.

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Above: Lorna Simpson, Document journal cover, issue 12, Spring–Summer 2018. Image courtesy of the artist and Document.

Below: Image credit Chronicle Books.

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THELMA GOLDEN AND LORNA SIMPSON

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Lorna Simpson and Thelma Golden – the director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem – are holding court at the Underground Museum this week to discuss, among other things, the publication of LORNA SIMPSON COLLAGES, a new monograph published by Chronicle Books.
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THELMA GOLDEN and LORNA SIMPSON, Thursday, May 24, at 7 pm.

UNDERGROUND MUSEUM, West Washington, Los Angeles.

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Thelma Golden (left) and Lorna Simpson at Hauser & Wirth, London, March 1, 2018. Image credit: Hauser & Wirth.

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LORNA SIMPSON UNANSWERABLE

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New works by Lorna Simpson incorporating painting and sculpture are now on view at Hauser & Wirth in London.

 

LORNA SIMPSONUNANSWERABLE, through April 28.

HAUSER & WIRTH, 23 Savile Row, London.

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Above: Lorna Simpson, Ice 4, 2018.

Below: Lorna Simpson, Woman on Snowball, 2018.

Images courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photographs by Alex Delfanne.

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PEGGY COOPER CAFRITZ

Peggy Cooper Cafritz—the Washington, D.C., collector of African-American art, salonist, activist, fundraiser, co-founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and just-published author—died last week in the capital.

Her 2018 book FIRED UP! READY TO GO!—FINDING BEAUTY, DEMANDING EQUITY brings together images of more than 200 works of art that were lost in a 2009 house fire, as well as the art Cooper Cafritz had collected in the years since the catastrophe.

The Cooper Cafritz collection includes pieces by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Edward Mitchell Bannister, Alma Thomas, Norman Lewis, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, El Anatsui, Yinka Shonibare, Nick Cave, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon, Barkley L. Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae WeemsNoah Davis, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Titus KapharNjideka Akunyili Crosby, and Toyin Ojih Odutola.

PEGGY COOPER CAFRITZ, FIRED UP! READY TO GO!—FINDING BEAUTY, DEMANDING EQUITY: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN ART, THE COLLECTIONS OF PEGGY COOPER CAFRITZ (New York: Rizzoli , 2018).

Contributors to the book’s text include Thelma Golden, Simone Leigh, Uri McMillan, Jack ShainmanTschabalala Self.

From top: Torkwase Dyson, Strange Fruit (Blue Note), 2015, acrylic on board; Romare Bearden, Prince Cinque (Maquette), 1976, felt pen with watercolor and collage on graph paper; Jas Knight, Autumn, 2015, oil on linen; Loren Holland, The Messenger, 2005, oil on paper; Noah Davis, Black Widow, 2007, acrylic and gouache on canvas; Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled, 2012. All images © the artists, courtesy the Estate of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, and Rizzoli.