Artifice (seen here and opposite, in Wendy Red Star’s Four Seasons
) is a powerful photographic tool that challenges what is real, what is fake, and where those spaces intersect. By playing with dolls and props in surrealistic ways, Laurie Simmons reconsiders our relationship to objects. What lurks behind the surface of the shiny veneers of our belongings? How do we use objects to define our identities? What do we allow to stand in for ourselves?
From the exhibition: Give a damn. (June 30 – September 30, 2018)