Laurie Simmons and her world of dolls

New York based artist Laurie Simmons, known for her photographic work of miniature and live-size dolls, paper cut-outs, puppets and dummies, portraying them as ‘living objects’ in a highly conceptual manner. Simmons’ symoblic photographs conveyed a bittersweet nostalgia for the 1950s, at the same time exposing the social issues such as consumerism and feminism in the postwar American culture.

WALKING & LYING OBJECTS 1987 – 1991

THE MUSIC OF REGRET 1994

CAFE OF THE INNER MIND 1994
LONG HOUSE 2002 – 2004
THE LOVE DOLL 2009 – 2011
Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See 2014

 

“KIGURUMI AND DOLLERS”, an exhibition of Laurie Simmons’ latest work is now showing at the Wilkinson Gallery.

Images curtsey ©Laurie Simmons  and ©Wilkinson Gallery

 

 

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