Friday, March 18, 2011

LAXART Billboard: Matt Lipps | Los Angeles

On show until March 31, 2011: Matt Lipps, Untitled (Women's heads), 2010

LAXART is pleased to present a new public billboard by Los Angeles/San Francisco-based artist Matt Lipps. Untitled (Women's Heads) emerges from Lipps' ongoing project, HORIZON/S. Inspired by a 1933 photograph of the storage room inside the De Young Museum taken by Ansel Adams in which various disparate objects were configured on the same visual plane, Lipps began a series of aesthetic investigations that problematize the logic of art history and museums which calls for an organizing structure of objects based on temporal or geographic relationships. In this specific work, Lipps mobilizes a range of female subjects from various geographies and realms of aesthetic representation and brings them together to construct a poetic gesture that aims to layer an all encompassing female gaze onto the cityspace. Problematizing patriarchal narrative structures and charging the often-marginalized female subject, Lipps reconfigures art historical practices through his first public intervention in Los Angeles.-LAXART

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