Helen Frankenthaler, Dora Maar, Lita Albuquerque, Kathe Kollwitz, Dorothea Lange, Louise Nevelson, & Laurie Lipton are amongst the stellar line-up in this show. On view from November 2019- March 2020. By appointment only.
An interview with the director and the subject of “LOVE BITE”:
I’m no art collector and have cursory knowledge on the subject, but if I could have any work of art on my wall, I would probably choose a Lipton. Who or what is a Lipton, you ask? Laurie Lipton is a Los Angeles-based artist who creates large-scale, immaculate pencil drawings. That’s it. Just a pencil. What she does with that pencil is bring to life the most grotesque side of human nature, our obsession with consumerism, technological terrors, and the unthinkable images that lurk within our subconscious. Her art has to be seen to be believed.
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In one of artist Laurie Lipton’s best known drawings, a woman with a ferocious look in her eyes bites down on what one assumes, initially, to be a piece of fruit. Except it’s not a piece of fruit. It’s a baby’s head, grasped in the woman’s fingers like an apple.
Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum
Cal State Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach
Opening reception: Sunday Sept. 8, 4-6 p.m.
Exhibition: though Nov. 14.
Laurie Lipton is the greatest draftswoman of the 21st century. But she’s humble about it — or at least that’s what she says on her Instagram account.
For those unfamiliar with her work, this may sound like a large claim; however, after watching James Scott’s documentary short “Love Bite,” it will seem like an understatement. The film, which took more than four years to make, chronicles Lipton’s process as she creates massive, detailed, and hauntingly original pencil drawings.
In honor of today’s exclusive online premiere on Vimeo, we reached out to director James Scott to learn more.
Click Here to Watch on Vimeo or https://vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-love-bite-by-james-scott/
The Begovich Gallery presents A Place for Everything, And Everything in its Place , an exhibition featuring nearly 50 years of works of art collected by the College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton. Highlights include prints produced at the renowned Gemini G.E.L. Workshop, photographs from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, and works by distinguished artists such as Laurie Lipton, Robert Rauschenberg, Masami Teraoka, and Rachel Rosenthal to name a few.