This weekend we stopped by the opening of Laurie Lipton's LA Sous-Real, her new exhibition at Los Angeles' Ace Gallery. The exhibition featured a huge selection of Lipton's works from the past half-decade, an impressively rendered set of large-scale graphite and pencial works on paper. Lipton was featured in our February 2012 issue.
“I fear death and oblivion the most, which is why I try to capture, on paper, the fleeting horror and wonder of being alive.” -Laurie Lipton
Laurie Lipton thinks in images and renders her psychically rich inner world visible via detailed pencil on paper drawings. Throughout her work, Lipton
complicates conventional notions of the grotesque by intertwining elements of beauty, domesticity, humor, horror, life and death. Lipton’s curious assemblage of characters, their expressions and her use of chiaroscuro rearticulate the knowable world.
Juxtapoz publisher, Gwynned Vitello, Laurie Lipton, Greg Escalante, and Annie Adjchavanich
LA Sous Real
Through September 8, 2012
Los Angeles, California