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Conduit Gallery presents Stephen Lapthisophon: "Specters" opening reception

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Image courtesy of Stephen Lapthisophon

"Specters" is the 10th solo exhibition of work at Conduit Gallery by Dallas-based artist Stephen Lapthisophon.

The work of Lapthisophon is process-driven, evolving from layers of unconventional materials and textures: materials that include old, saved newspapers, t-shirts, coffee and coffee grounds, wood varnish, charcoal, spray paint, oil stick, chocolate and pigmented bacon fat, along with house paint.

An undeniable physicality of surface, which is built from layers of everyday “stuff” is derived from improvisation and performance, where response to what is already laid down creates additional friction with new layers which are added.

The title of the show, "Specters," refers to the ghosts we carry around. Feelings of the past, and old, faded memories haunt the pictures. There are direct visual references to Duchamp (a commemorative painting, 1923-2023) and to Malevich. Otherwise, the paintings ask the viewer to relish the materiality of paint and texture which mingle and saturate the canvas, giving rise to sensate pleasures and discoveries.

The exhibition will be on display through March 25.

"Specters" is the 10th solo exhibition of work at Conduit Gallery by Dallas-based artist Stephen Lapthisophon.

The work of Lapthisophon is process-driven, evolving from layers of unconventional materials and textures: materials that include old, saved newspapers, t-shirts, coffee and coffee grounds, wood varnish, charcoal, spray paint, oil stick, chocolate and pigmented bacon fat, along with house paint.

An undeniable physicality of surface, which is built from layers of everyday “stuff” is derived from improvisation and performance, where response to what is already laid down creates additional friction with new layers which are added.

The title of the show, "Specters," refers to the ghosts we carry around. Feelings of the past, and old, faded memories haunt the pictures. There are direct visual references to Duchamp (a commemorative painting, 1923-2023) and to Malevich. Otherwise, the paintings ask the viewer to relish the materiality of paint and texture which mingle and saturate the canvas, giving rise to sensate pleasures and discoveries.

The exhibition will be on display through March 25.

WHEN

WHERE

Conduit Gallery
1626 Hi Line Dr, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://conduitgallery.com/exhibitions

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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