“OLD MASTERS”: This work by Rose B. Simpson is featured in “Witness / Rose B. Simpson,” on view July 23 through September 11 at the Princeton University Art Museum’s Art@Bainbridge gallery on Nassau Street. An opening celebration is on Saturday, July 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.
A selection of sculptural figures by mixed-media artist Rose B. Simpson invites visitors to reflect on the fundamental aspects of being human. “Witness / Rose B. Simpson” will be on view July 23 through September 11 at the Princeton University Art Museum’s Art@Bainbridge gallery on Nassau Street.
An opening celebration will be held on Saturday, July 23 at the gallery from 1 to 4 p.m.
“Simpson’s materially and texturally rich sculptures invite us into dialogue, seeking an empathetic response that can pull us out of ourselves,” said James Steward, Nancy A. Nasher–David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, director. “They look back at us, demanding introspection and acknowledgment of our actions.”
Simpson’s work interrogates the human condition as an accumulation of lived experiences, distilling specific aspects of such moments in her own life into each sculpture. Through her work, Simpson seeks the tools to heal the damages she has experienced as a human being — issues such as objectification, stereotyping and, the disempowering detachment of our creative selves through modern technology.
Simpson holds a master of fine arts in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe. She is based in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. more