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Matt Lipps
LA><ART Billboard
Mar 1 - 31, 2011

On view now through March 31: Matt Lipps, Untitled (Women's heads), 2010.

LA><ART 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.

Matt Lipps received an MFA from UC Irvine in 2004 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA. His work has been included in various solo and group exhibitions  including Living History II, Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Los Angeles, CA); HOME, Silverman Gallery(San Francisco, CA); Assembly: 8 Emerging Photographers from Southern California, FotoFest 2010 Biennial (Houston, TX); and CUTTERS: An Exhibition of International Collage, Pool Gallery (Berlin) amongst others. In 2011 Lipps will have solo exhibitions at Marc Selwyn Gallery in Los Angeles, CA (July) and Silverman Gallery in San Francisco (October).

Courtesy of Marc Selwyn Fine Arts and Silverman Gallery 

This billboard is presented as part of LA><ART's public art initiatives with ForYourArt (L.A.P.D. – LA Public Domain).

Presented with generous support from