Simone Leigh: on the rise by Hilarie M. Sheets

Simone Leigh: on the rise

Hilarie M. Sheets

How outsize African clay sculptures of stereotype-baiting goddesses placed the artist on the artworld's radar


Simone Leigh. Photo Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Simone Leigh. Photo Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Simone Leigh, Basse Terre, 2017. © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photos: Farzad Owrang.
Simone Leigh, Basse Terre, 2017. © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photos: Farzad Owrang.
Simone Leigh, The Village Series #1, 2018. © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photos: Farzad Owrang.
Simone Leigh, The Village Series #1, 2018. © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photos: Farzad Owrang.