Rose B. Simpson: Non Linear — Art Basel Statements
Jessica Silverman is pleased to present “Non Linear,” an exhibition of new ceramic sculptures by Rose B. Simpson at Art Basel Switzerland, taking place from September 21-26, 2021. It is the artist’s European debut.
Rose B. Simpson’s work addresses the emotional and existential impacts of living in the 21st century. Informed by her indigenous upbringing on a pueblo outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Simpson reimagines native and colonial narratives as they pertain to family, gender, marginality and the self. For some of these androgynous figures, Simpson uses a technique she refers to as “slap-slab” wherein she repeatedly throws clay against the floor on a diagonal until it is very thin. The sculptures in “Non Linear” elicit empathy and explore the universals of our collective humanity.