Conduit Gallery presents Stephen Lapthisophon: "Scotoma" opening reception
Conduit Gallery will present a solo exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Dallas‐based artist Stephen Lapthisophon. Lapthisophon’s show title is less an allusion to his partial-sightedness and more a philosophical reference to our collective blatant refusal to see what's in front of us; the intentional blind spot we create for ourselves to avoid the obvious.
The exhibition features a mixed media works on stretched canvas and works on paper. Lapthisophon’s work is improvisational, the result of what’s happening in the moment in his studio. His pieces are loosely made yet texture rich, employing paint, collage and any number of materials he has at hand. He’s interested in the many different ways surfaces can be built and the textural qualities they manifest. Lapthisophon’s inclusion of letter-form materials represents the pop-cultural, literary and political consciousness of his headspace. The works are homage to past-ness, or the wear and tear of life.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through March 31.