A selection of collaged work by the acclaimed artist is part of a new online solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, titled “Give Me Some Moments.” The digital show encompasses works originally created for a planned solo exhibition at the gallery’s Hong Kong location for early March, as well as several works created in the last few weeks while in quarantine.
Simpson, a bicoastal native New Yorker, has been in California for the past two weeks. Her art has always been rooted in process, and although she initially had difficulty creating new work while prioritizing the collective demands of the current moment — day-to-day safety protocols and health, and the well-being of her daughter and her daughter’s friends staying with her — the artist has found some solace in re-entering a space of creation.
“The moment requires a lot of attention to practicalities,” she says. “In some ways to be able to return to work with some of the structures I had before this, is nice — I can submerge and go back into ways of working that are familiar to me, which are comfortable. And at the same time, the way in doesn’t mean necessarily that the result won’t be different.”