Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Love Doll

Laurie Simmons.  The Love Doll: Days 1-30
In  the fall of 2009, Simmons ordered a customized, high end Love Doll from  Japan. The doll, designed as a surrogate sex partner, arrived in a  crate, clothed in a transparent slip and accompanied by a separate box  containing an engagement ring and female genitalia. Simmons began to  document her photographic relationship with this human scale ‘girl’.   The resulting photographs depict the lifelike, latex doll in an ongoing  series of ‘actions’, shown and titled chronologically from the day  Simmons received the doll, through to the present. The photos reveal the  relationship Simmons develops with her model. The first days depict a  somewhat formal and shy series of poses with an ever increasing  familiarity and comfort level unveiled as time passes.  A second doll  arrived one year later. This new character, and the interaction between  the two, reveal yet another dynamic in composition - both formally and  psychologically.In search of a stage for her Love Doll, Simmons  turned to her own home, transforming it into an artfully staged, color  coordinated, oversized dollhouse. The Love Doll series is not only a  reminder of Simmons’ past examinations of the dollhouse, but also  engages with adult fantasies and fetishes, infused with an even more  potent sense of desire and regret. Widely known for her work  with human surrogates (dolls, puppets, cut outs, etc), this body of work  is Simmons first attempt to portray a life-sized non-human subject.
Laurie Simmons.  The Love Doll: Days 1-30 will be featured on the Bowery, inaugurating Salon 94’s renovated gallery till March 26.

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Laurie Simmons. The Love Doll: Days 1-30

In the fall of 2009, Simmons ordered a customized, high end Love Doll from Japan. The doll, designed as a surrogate sex partner, arrived in a crate, clothed in a transparent slip and accompanied by a separate box containing an engagement ring and female genitalia. Simmons began to document her photographic relationship with this human scale ‘girl’. ... continue reading at fluffy Lychees


Laurie Simmons. The Love Doll: Days 1-30 will be featured on the Bowery, inaugurating Salon 94’s renovated gallery till March 26.

Saturday, March 19, 2011