"My work over the past few months is about looking: looking, but not being close enough to know exactly what you're seeing, but piecing together what it is that you see. It's been a kind of underlying thread in the works.
So the image is broken up in terms of two pairs of binoculars, and the text delineates different situations in terms of looking, of being a voyeur, looking through the glass and imagining what one might see in different scenarios.
I've been doing photo / text work for the past twelve or thirteen years, and this is a continuation of pairing image with text. Over the years I used to have figures in the work and now I've dropped the figure and work with indications of the human presence, or I speak about the presence - and using the thing of presence and absence actually, and the absence of the figure, speak about the figure, and at the same time talk about its absence."
– Lorna Simpson
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