Lorna Simpson Creates Haunting Meditations On The State Of Blackness In America

By Priscilla Frank for THE HUFFINGTON POST on October 4, 2016

The circular fissures serve as bleak foils to the stylish garment, the stark contrast of expressing one’s identity and losing it, swiftly and utterly. The austerity of the print only makes it more unnerving; the discomfort of knowing something is a symbol without knowing what it symbolizes. It’s the eeriness of a dress spotted on the side of the road, its wearer nowhere to be seen. ...

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Lorna Simpson is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Lorna Simpson, Polka Dot & Bullet Holes #2 (detail), 2016.
India ink and screen print on Claybord.
Image is courtesy of Artist Lorna Simpson and THE HUFFINGTON POST.

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