This first European retrospective presents more than 30 years of Lorna Simpson's work across the mediums of photography, film, video, and drawing. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Simpson became well-known in the mid-1980s for her conceptually rigorous and language driven large-scale works.

The oval paintings of Simon Bill draw upon a very wide variety of sources, from philosophy to heavy metal, art history to cookery, Art Deco to neuroscience. This exhibition, titled Lucky Jim, includes more than 30 works of mixed vintage, from 1999 to the present.

Near Here comprises a new series of works. Transforming electrical currents, atmospheric elements, stray socks or chewing gum into sculptural components, her assemblages fuse matter, radiance and sound to create delicate and ephemeral testing grounds.

THU 24 APRIL / 19.00-21.00
BALTIC presents an evening of fiction by six writers with art world backgrounds in the newly refurbished BALTIC Kitchen.

A new group show exploring the enduring presence of the moon and the rich iconography of space on the popular imagination of artists. Opens at BALTIC 39, Newcastle on 25 April.

JOIN US ON FRI 25 APRIL: We are hosting a special, free, taster evening in our newly refurbished café, BALTIC Kitchen. Drinks will be served from 18.30. Meet BALTIC’s Director Godfrey Worsdale and hear all about BALTIC’s Members scheme, future exhibitions and events.

Lorna Simpson, Cloudscape 2004. © Lorna Simpson/Centre national des arts plastiques. Photo courtesy the artist; Salon 94, New York; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels

FRI 9 MAY / 19.00 / ON SALE NOW
Lorna Simpson (born Brooklyn, 1960) discusses her exhibition at BALTIC.


BALTIC is a registered charity that relies on public donations. Your support enables BALTIC to bring the best in contemporary art to the north east, whether it’s nurturing local talent or showcasing international artists. Donate online now

Take a trip around BALTIC’s exhibitions with one of our friendly Crew who can offer fun and engaging ways to enjoy and learn more about contemporary art. Every Saturday 11.30-12.30.


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