Diane Simpson’s Exhibition Art Forum Critics Pick

Dec. 2, 2016

NEW YORK – Writer Wendy Vogel discusses Simpson’s second show with JTT Gallery! 

JTT Gallery
November 13 – January 15Diane Simpson’s sculptures are part translation, part fantasy, and pure pleasure. The octogenarian artist begins each work by creating isometric drawings on graph paper. She uses the drawings, with handwritten instructions for assembly, as blueprints for artworks with interlocking components. While they reference articles of clothing, the sculptures are constructed from hard angles, often in materials with an architectural heft. Simpson’s efforts result in a sophisticated, homespun modernism that channels the Midwestern cosmopolitanism of her hometown, Chicago.