Buster Simpson: Inquire Within
March 26 – June 1 1983
Buster Simpson’s installation for “The Window,” Inquire Within, represented a culling of many “props,” as the artist called his fabricated objects, presented in a manner which responded to the commerce on Fourteenth Street. Simpson’s installation provided pedestrians with another shopping district display window, this time for objects which had been previously used in several of his environmental projects, and which were also photographically documented and concurrently on view in the Museum’s exhibition space. His invitation to “inquire within” was intended, in part, to draw some non-art audiences into the Museum to come to terms with the applied use of the “commodities” in his art.