Thursday, December 1, 2011

Artist Lorna Simpson Explores Vintage Lincoln Center Postcards

"Dancing in a Lincoln Center ballet performance at age eleven left an indelible impression on Lorna Simpson. Momentum, Simpson's current show at Salon 94 Bowery features large-scale serigraphs printed on felt inspired by the artist's ballerina past. Recreating imagery from postcards from the 1960's in gold ink, Simpson's works show interior and exterior scenes of Avery Fisher Hall and The Metropolitan Opera House. Inspired by her memories of performing on stage, Simpson's nostalgic works depicting water fountains, chandeliers, empty theater seats, and the iconic buildings illuminated at night, look majestic and haunting." Artist Lorna Simpson showed her works at Art Basel in Miami Beach November 30 - December 4, 2011. [Source] Two more images after the jump featuring the interior and exterior of the David H. Koch (formerly New York State) Theater and the Metropolitan Opera.

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