Black Box: Lorna Simpson

From June 27, 2014 — August 31, 2014

The power of Lorna Simpson’s video installation lies in its choir of 15 voices gently humming the melody “Easy to Remember,” a haunting song about love and loss. Within the tranquil, flowing meditation, individual interpretations of the song emerge as we hear unique intonations.

One of the highlights of the BMA’s contemporary collection, Easy to Remember appeals to viewers “to recognize the common humanity that unites us all,” said Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman.

Simpson is one of the leading artists of her generation whose work has been widely collected and exhibited by such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. In 2006, a mid-career survey of her work was presented at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and the Gibbes Museum in South Carolina.