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Lorna Simpson

Mar 1–May 6, 2007

Installation view of Lorna Simpson (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 1–May 6, 2007). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Installation view of Lorna Simpson (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 1–May 6, 2007). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

One of the leading artists of her generation, Lorna Simpson is well known for her photographic and film works, which often examine racial and gender identity. In works such as Call Waiting (1997), she depicts people of color engaging in intimate yet incomplete conversations that elude easy interpretation but seem to plumb the mysteries of identity and desire. Organized by the American Federation of Arts, this comprehensive first mid-career survey features her image and text works, serigraphs on felt, film installations, and a selection of recent work.

The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., the Martin Bucksbaum Family Foundation, Emily Fisher Landau, and The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation.

For the New York presentation, additional support is provided by the Norton Family Foundation, Raymond J. McGuire, the Orentreich Family Foundation, Susan and Arthur Fleischer, Jr., Eric Ellenbogen, and Gregory R. Miller.