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7/10, Ex Machina - Laurie Lipton
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Nancy Tubbs

July 08, 2019    

MODERNISM INC. presents:

Ex Machina - Laurie Lipton

Exhibition July 10 - August 31, 10am - 5:30pm; Opening reception Wed, July 10, 5:30-8pm, San Francisco

MORE INFO: http://modernisminc.com/exhibitions/Laurie_LIPTON--Ex_Machina/


Modernism is pleased to present its first one-person exhibition of drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Laurie LIPTON.

"The art of Laurie Lipton is a potent mixture of humor and dread. In intricate drawings, Lipton seductively leads us into the drama of a fun house world where technology has gone wild. Her artistic vision is unique in contemporary art and can be easier associated to the apocalyptic cinematic vision of Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER (1982) and Terry Gilliam's BRAZIL (1985). The painstaking creation of Lipton's virtuoso draftsmanship is a marvel to behold."

-Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Lipton's work presents unflinching commentary on the complexities of modern life, both in society at large and for individuals, including the horrors of war, alienation caused by technology, and our "post-truth" world where everything washes over us like fiction. In the Eric Minh Swenson film, "Laurie Lipton: Drawing it Out," Laurie spoke specifically about her piece, "Interface." The piece seems to comment on the trappings of the digital world. She said, "It's about being online, and how we're trapped in our little screens and our modems and everything, and this man-people ask me, oh, who is he-he's just a fleshy human being caught in circuits. And he's here in the iPhone, he's an app, he is skyping himself, he's everywhere. He's sort of caught in this tremendous techno-babble."

To read the full press release please visit our website.

The public is cordially invited to attend an opening reception on Wednesday, July 10th, from 5:30-8PM.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL: 415/541-0461 / FAX: 415/541-0425, OR EMAIL TO: info@modernisminc.com. HI-RES IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

DATE/TIME:
Exhibition July 10 - August 31, 10am - 5:30pm; Opening reception Wed, July 10, 5:30-8pm

LOCATION:
MODERNISM INC.
724 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA, 94121
415-541-0461
http://www.modernisminc.com/

COST/TICKETS/REGISTRATION:
Free

MORE INFO:
Website: http://modernisminc.com/exhibitions/Laurie_LIPTON--Ex_Machina/
Email: info@modernisminc.com
Phone: 415-541-0461
Contact: Harlee MOLLENKOPF

About MODERNISM INC.:
Founded in 1979, Modernism has since presented more than 450 exhibitions, both historical and contemporary, in media ranging from painting to photography, sculpture to performance, by an international roster of artists.

Throughout its 37 years, owner Martin Muller has striven to keep the gallery's challenging, museum quality program at the forefront of the art world.
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