Walking House, 1994 - Laurie Simmons

About the Work

About Walking House

In the late 1980s Laurie Simmons began her series of Walking Objects, personifying commercial objects by posing them on top of human legs. These photographs critique mass-media representations of women and the suburban dream.

About the Artist

About Laurie Simmons

Using dolls, dollhouses, dummies, and figures cut from magazines, Laurie Simmons constructs and photographs voyeuristic scenes of dreamlike distortions that challenge sensory perceptions. Working as ...

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Using dolls, dollhouses, dummies, and figures cut from magazines, Laurie Simmons constructs and photographs voyeuristic scenes of dreamlike distortions that challenge sensory perceptions. Working as a filmmaker, she made The Music of Regret, a mini-musical in three acts in 2006. It premiered at MoMA and featured musicians, professional puppeteers, Alvin Ailey dancers, and actress Meryl Streep. More recently, Simmons played a fictional mother in her daughter Lena Dunham's film Tiny Furniture. She has received numerous awards, including the Roy Lichtenstein Residency in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Walking House, 1994

Laurie Simmons

Photograph

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Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia

Description

Cibachrome photograph.

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