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Conduit Gallery presents Stephen Lapthisophon: "S" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Stephen Lapthisophon

Consisting of artworks ranging from 2003 to 2020, the paintings and works on paper in Stephen Lapthisophon’s exhibition, "S," illustrate the artist’s commitment to his artistic practice during the years he spent as a professor of art in Dallas at both the University of Texas Arlington and the University of Texas Dallas.

In the 20 years he spent at the respective institutions, he became a mentor to many and a cultural advocate for the Dallas-Fort Worth art community. During his tenure, he was a curator and advisor for three Dallas Biennials (2020, 2014 and 2012) and curated shows at Conduit Gallery (2016); and 500 Singleton (2016, 2015 and 2011) among others.

One of the many through lines in his mixed media works are poetic improvisations inspired by and referring to deeply buried literary sources, music, poetry and twentieth century art. Through the use of unconventional materials such as pigmented animal fats, spices, dirt and coffee grounds, Lapthisphon exalts the everyday and attempts to slow time in order to look longer and unpack hard to find meanings and forgotten histories.

In 1994 he suffered a major deterioration of his vision due to an neurological malady, and became legally blind after intensive medical treatment. His subsequent work as an installation artist and art theorist has been marked by this experience.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through August 12.

Consisting of artworks ranging from 2003 to 2020, the paintings and works on paper in Stephen Lapthisophon’s exhibition, "S," illustrate the artist’s commitment to his artistic practice during the years he spent as a professor of art in Dallas at both the University of Texas Arlington and the University of Texas Dallas.

In the 20 years he spent at the respective institutions, he became a mentor to many and a cultural advocate for the Dallas-Fort Worth art community. During his tenure, he was a curator and advisor for three Dallas Biennials (2020, 2014 and 2012) and curated shows at Conduit Gallery (2016); and 500 Singleton (2016, 2015 and 2011) among others.

One of the many through lines in his mixed media works are poetic improvisations inspired by and referring to deeply buried literary sources, music, poetry and twentieth century art. Through the use of unconventional materials such as pigmented animal fats, spices, dirt and coffee grounds, Lapthisphon exalts the everyday and attempts to slow time in order to look longer and unpack hard to find meanings and forgotten histories.

In 1994 he suffered a major deterioration of his vision due to an neurological malady, and became legally blind after intensive medical treatment. His subsequent work as an installation artist and art theorist has been marked by this experience.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through August 12.

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WHERE

Conduit Gallery
1626 Hi Line Dr, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://conduitgallery.com/viewing-rooms/s

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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