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Gamson Artist Lecture | Lorna Simpson

CAMH continues the Gamson Artist Lecture Series, bringing world-renowned art voices to Houston to discuss the process and inspiration behind their work and what it means to be a contemporary artist working today. The Gamson Artist Lecture Series is supported by Barbara and Michael Gamson.

Artist Lorna Simpson will join us as the third artist in this renowned lecture series. She will share insight into her career as an artist with a Houston audience. Simpson’s lecture will be followed by a brief Q&A.

Space is limited. To reserve your advance members-only tickets, contact Bridget Hovell, Membership Coordinator. The lecture will take place at CAMH in the lower level Zilkha Gallery. Complimentary valet parking will be available for ticket holders on Bayard Lane. If you wish to cancel your tickets, please contact Director of Education and Public Programs at fcleveland@camh.org or 713.284.8278.

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About Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s with her pioneering approach to conceptual photography. Simpson’s early work – particularly her striking juxtapositions of text and staged images – raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race, and history that continue to drive the artist’s expanding and multi-disciplinary practice today. She deftly explores the medium’s umbilical relation to memory and history, both central themes within her work. Her works have been exhibited at and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Haus der Kunst; Munich amongst others. Important international exhibitions have included the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany, and the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Lorna Simpson is represented by Hauser & Wirth.