LIT: The Work of Rose B. SimpsonRegular price $ 24.00
This catalog accompanied Rose B. Simpson’s first solo exhibition in 2018 at the Wheelwright Museum. Simpson grew up in a permaculture environment on Santa Clara Pueblo in northern New Mexico among a family of renowned potters and artists―her mother is the famed sculptor Roxanne Swentzell. Simpson’s self-reflective work has made a big impact on the contemporary art scene. The pieces feature life-size mixed-media sculptures, faces, and monumental figures in the traditional medium of clay, combined with welded steel and leather. A range of sculptural styles and sizes reflect the trajectory of Simpson’s recent work.
The catalog LIT: The Work of Rose B. Simpson provides insight into Rose’s art practice, academic achievements, and cultural background. Her brother, Dr. Porter Swentzell’s contribution acknowledges their shared upbringing, the colonial history of museums, and a powerful critique of the museumification of culture.
- Preface by Jonathan Batkin, Museum Director
- Essays by Yve Chavez, Exhibit Curator and Dr. Porter Swentzell
- Photos of Rose B. Simpson and her exhibition by Minesh Bacrania
- Studio photo’s of Rose B. Simpson’s work by Addison Doty
- Artwork captions by Rose B. Simpson