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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera

Feb 23-May 5, 2019

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A black and white photograph depicts a model house sitting atop naked, feminine legs wearing nude heels.
Laurie Simmons, Walking House, 1989. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Two miniature figures of masked people riding black horses are placed in an otherwise empty field of dry, brown grass.
Laurie Simmons, Brothers/Horizon, 1979. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
A pale-skinned doll with long brown hair wears a white silk camisole while sitting in a shipping box.
Laurie Simmons, The Love Doll/Day 27/Day 1 (New in Box), 2010. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
A dark-skinned person in front of a luminous violet background gazes upward past you, but upon closer inspection it seems their eyes are not real.
Laurie Simmons, How We See/Ajak (Violet), 2014. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
A black-and-white image shows a vintage film camera placed diagonally behind its miniature replica.
Laurie Simmons, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Walking Microphone with Skirt, 1989. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
A feminine person with short hair gazes into the distance.
Laurie Simmons, Country Road: Kentucky, 1984
Photo: courtesy the artist and Salon 94, © Laurie Simmons
A human-sized doll with pale skin, bright orange long hair, large green eyes, and purple lips holds a pink and green furry coat close to their body in front of a snowy background.
Laurie Simmons, Orange Hair/Snow/Close Up, 2014. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, House Underneath (Standing), 1998. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
A small human figurine with light orange shoulder-length hair reaches towards a life-sized red lipstick tube in front of a green background with white flowers.
Laurie Simmons, Pushing Lipstick (Spotlight), 1979
Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Some New: Grace (Orange), 2018. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, The Music of Regret IV, 1994, Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
A black-and-white photograph shows a small human figurine swimming in a pool.
Laurie Simmons, Big Man Swimming Towards Ladder, 1981. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Tourism: Parthenon/First View, 1984. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
A cylindrical white cake is decorated with pink frosting, cursive text reading "Happy Birthday," and fourteen lit candles. The cake sits on top of two white human legs.
Laurie Simmons, Walking Cake II (Color), 1989. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Magnum Opus (The Bye-Bye), 1991. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Clothes Make the Man: Ask Any Woman, 1992. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Café of the Inner Mind: Gold Café, 1994. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Modern Office (with Four Women), 1998. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Long House (Orange and Green Lounge), 2004
Photo: courtesy the artist and Salon 94, © Laurie Simmons
Laurie Simmons, The Boxes (Ardis Vinklers) Library, 2005. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Horizontal Man/Woman/Horse, 1979. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Brothers/Horizon, 1979. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Country Road: Kentucky, 1984. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
This black-and-white photo depicts a set of fourteen stairs that lead to a bare wall. The stairs create a stark, ninety-degree shadow against the wall and floor.
Laurie Simmons, Staircase, 1977
Photo: courtesy the artist and Salon 94, © Laurie Simmons
Laurie Simmons, The Music of Regret, 2006
Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94
Laurie Simmons, Yellow Living Room, 1982
Photo: courtesy the artist and Salon 94, © Laurie Simmons
Laurie Simmons, Photo: Josh Mathews
Laurie Simmons
Photo: Josh Mathews
Photo: Griffin Lipson
Photo: Griffin Lipson
Photo: Griffin Lipson
Photo: Griffin Lipson
Installation view, Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera, MCA Chicago. February 23 - May 5, 2019
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

Exhibit-inspired items at MCA Store

Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera exhibition catalogue. Published by The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth/DelMonico Prestel, $60
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Neoprene accessory case, $24 From Pushing Lipstick (Full Shadow), 1979 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Neoprene accessory case, $24 From Pushing Lipstick (Full Shadow), 1979 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Eye mask, $16. From How We See/Ajak (Violet), 2015 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Eye mask, $16. From How We See/Look 1/Daria, 2014 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Eye mask, $16. From How We See/Sisi (Gold), 2015 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Eyeglass case with lens cloth, $24. From How We See/Ajak (Violet), 2015 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago eyeglass case with lens cloth, $24. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago eyeglass cases with lens cloths, $24. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Eyeglass case with lens cloth, $24. From How We See/Look 1/Daria, 2014 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Eyeglass case with lens cloth, $24. From How We See/Sisi (Gold), 2015 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Compact mirror, $18. From How We See/Look 1/Julia, 2014 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Compact mirror, $18. From How We See/Look 1/Julia, 2014 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Compact mirror, $18. From How We See/Look 1/Julia, 2014 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Compact mirror, $18. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Pushing It Lipstick, $50. From Pushing Lipstick (Full Shadow), 1979 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Laurie Simmons x MCA Chicago Pushing It Lipstick, $50. From Pushing Lipstick (Full Shadow), 1979 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago