Into The New Sea Nomad, 2009 - Xaviera Simmons
About the Work
About Into The New Sea Nomad
Into the New Sea (Nomad) depicts an empty field of wheat punctured only by the sinuous curve of Simmons's body, which is draped in a striking red shawl that recalls a traditional African outfit. In motion, the artist appears ...Read More
Into the New Sea (Nomad) depicts an empty field of wheat punctured only by the sinuous curve of Simmons's body, which is draped in a striking red shawl that recalls a traditional African outfit. In motion, the artist appears mid-glance, leaving the viewer to construct their own theories as to why she is there and what she may be looking at.Read Less
About the Artist
About Xaviera Simmons
A descendant, in part, of an art historical lineage that includes Claude Calhoun and Cindy Sherman, Simmons often inserts herself as subject in her work. Decked out in costumes that reference the attire of slaves on plantations, desperate housewives in kitchens, and vaudeville performers donning blackface, Simmons deposits herself in desolate, isolated landscapes. The resulting pieces, which are both highly personal and politically charged, generate questions about the identity of both African Americans and females as they have been visually depicted in history.
Simmons is a native New Yorker who was educated at both Bard College and the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX; SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY; and, most recently, at the Greater New York show at MoMA PS1 in 2010.Read Less
DescriptionChromogenic print of color photograph.
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