“Exploring the Unconventional Path: An Interview with Rose B. Simpson” – Video

“Exploring the Unconventional Path: An Interview with Rose B. Simpson” – Video

Art in America spoke with New Mexico artist Rose B. Simpson about her solo show “Road Less Traveled,” currently on view at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. She told us about how her artistic approach reflects her journey through life.

Over the past decade, Simpson has produced a veritable pantheon of clay beings that honor Pueblo traditions while anticipating an upcoming apocalypse.

Bearing such hallmark signifiers as slit eyes, absent limbs, and desert tones, these figures serve as characters in a quiet but profound epic that begins in the Southwest—in northern New Mexico, to be exact—but whose relevance extends into the beyond.

Read Lou Cornum’s profile of the artist from our November 2022 Southwest issue here: https://bit.ly/3yB3RdO

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Credits:
Featuring: Rose B. Simpson
Special thanks to Jack Shainman Gallery and Alma Communications
DP and Music by Jasdeep Kang
Produced and edited by Christopher Garcia Valle
Copy edited by Emily Watlington
Additional edits by Jake Amorelli

Video Transcript

My name is Rose B Simpson the exhibition is called Road Less travel and it’s at Jack shaming Gallery in New York The Road Less Traveled is me challenging the very things that I took for granted are the processes that seemed easy and often are unhealthy and if I take some

Time and witness what’s possible I can transform my own reality and hopefully indeed by default help other people too Thank you The work represents my own Journey whether it’s psychological investigation a new spiritual awareness or it’s a very practical emotional or psychological space that I need to inhabit in order to transform my reality the work offers me a reflection of what’s possible and I make it and I visualize it and then it

Becomes a thing and then I get to witness this thing and from it I get to grow every single mark on the surface of these pieces means something either Their Stars their their exes which represent protection or they represent tracks or days or the marking of time or

The process around Journey when I use things like beads in a line or I put a line of markings in a row it’s a specific number like seven generations or it’s the seven directions or it represents the months of the year to me it represents the process of going

Somewhere so the journey that we’re on

Video An Interview with Rose B. Simpson: “Road Less Traveled” was uploaded on 03/14/2023 by Art in America Youtube channel.