Lorna Simpson at the Brooklyn Museum

January 28, 2011

Alumnus Lorna Simpson (BFA 1982 Photography) is the subject of a major new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. “Lorna Simpson: Gathered” brings together photography and collage works that, according to the museum, “explore this Brooklyn-born artist’s interest in the interplay between fact and fiction, identity and history. Through works that incorporate hundreds of original and found vintage photographs and drawings of African Americans that she collects from eBay and flea markets, Lorna Simpson undermines the assumption that archival materials are objective documents of history.”

“Gathered” is on view at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, January 28 – August 21.

Image: Lorna Simpson, 1957–2009 Interiors (detail), 2009. © 2009 Lorna Simpson. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.

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