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  • “LAURIE SIMMONS: BIG CAMERA/LITTLE CAMERA”

    Modern Art Museum | Fort Worth
    3200 Darnell Street
    October 14 - January 27

    Curated by Andrea Karnes

    Now that we’re all living in the uncanny valley pretty much 24/7, Laurie Simmons’s work is timelier than ever. For decades, she’s been exploring the myriad ways we humanize objects and objectify the human. Opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and then moving on to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, this show will include about 130 pieces—primarily photographs, as well as some sculptural objects and films—spanning from the beginning of the artist’s career in the mid-1970s to images made this year. This assembly of such a comprehensive body of Simmons’s work will offer viewers the opportunity to consider less-commented-on aspects of her approach to photography, including her distinctive use of color and her long-standing embrace of decorative patterning. Travels to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, February 23–May 5, 2019.