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Laurie Simmons Captures Girl Power in Retrospective
The photographer opened a retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth...
Entertainment 28 Oct 2018

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How We See/Ajak (Violet), 2015. Courtesy the Artist and Salon 94.

From dolls, to blow-ups and models with painted eyelids, the photographer Laurie Simmons opened a retrospective this week called “Big Camera/Little Camera,” which runs until January 27, 2019, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas.
Featuring artwork from the past 40 years, expect to find saucy chicks in domestic settings that turn the idea of the housewife on its head, films, sculptures and tons of dolls in weird settings.
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Left: The Love Doll/Day 23 (Kitchen), 2010. Courtesy the Artist and Salon 94. Right: Still from The Music of Regret, 2006 35mm film (transferred to HD video); 40 minutes. Courtesy of the Artist and Salon 94, New York.
“Simmons’s imagery takes into account her own experience of coming of age in the 1950s,” says the curator, Andrea Karnes, in a statement.
“Without being autobiographical or spelling out specific narratives, however, the work strikes a psychological chord, seeming to underscore the difficulties of living the American dream, or in a larger context, any dream of domestic bliss.”
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Curator Andrea Karnes with Laurie Simmons Photo: Kim Leeson

Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via themodern.org, theartnewspaper

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