Silverman Gallery is pleased to presentHORIZON/S, an exhibition of new photographs by Matt Lipps on view from October 28 – December 5, 2011.
The artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery features a series of still lives based on the American arts and culture magazine, Horizon, which debuted in September 1958. The publication provided a popular visual platform, disseminating various art historical narratives, including an increasingly canonized form of Modernism. Focusing on the first decade in print, Lipps has carefully cut out images from vintage issues to create his own curated selections. These groupings are then lit and re-photographed into complex tableaux that offer a personal meditation on the politics of ‘the collection,’ while placing pressure on the dominant myths that structure these cultural narratives. Along the way, Lipps provides an unexpected archive of print culture that attests both to the materiality and obsolescence of the medium. In this, Lipps advances his own exploration of analog technologies, while speaking to the shifting nature of the photographic.
Matt Lipps received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine. He has exhibited extensively, including in New York, Athens, Berlin and San Francisco. He was recently included in Greater Los Angeles, New York. His work is part of the LACMA and Hammer Museum permanent collections, and has been featured in numerous publications including Artforum, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Modern Painters and Art Ltd amongst others. Lipps is currently based between San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA.