Laurie Simmons misses New York. She misses the grilled cheese at her local diner and watching people go about their daily lives. She misses having her family under the same roof. Like many of us, Simmons and her husband, Carroll Dunham, find themselves disconnected and looking for a sense of normalcy. But unlike many of us, Simmons and her husband are leading Contemporary artists who are grappling with how to process the world around them in relation to their work. In this episode of Phoning It In, Laurie Simmons takes Amy through her time in isolation, reflecting on the role that art continues to play – both as a source of tension and as a familiar comfort.
Phoning It In, Ep.2: Laurie Simmons on How Artists are Dealing with Quarantine