Summer is winding down, but there is still time to catch Lorna Simpson and Hayley Tompkins at the Aspen Art Museum. Both artists have been on display since late July, and their works will be up through Sept. 22.
Lorna Simpson’s “Works on Paper” features more than 100 drawings and collages the artist, which she created as the artist-in-residence at the museum this year. The pieces explore the complex relationship between the photographic archive and processes of self-fashioning, and they examine her ongoing curiosity of how gender and race play into contemporary society.
It’s the first solo U.S. museum exhibition for Hayley Tompkins, a British artist who lives in Glasgow. The show consists of her paintings and painted objects, emphasizing the energy found in small things such as sticks, wood scraps, and spoons. Tompkins was one of three artists chosen to represent Scotland at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
The Aspen Art Museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–6 pm, Thursday, 10 am–7 pm and Sunday, 12–6 pm. Admission is free.