Talk: I Open an Image: Matt Lipps on Collage in Sarah Charlesworth’s Work and His Own

7 pm | Tue, January 30, 2018
Art of the Americas Building

In discussing collage, Sarah Charlesworth said, “Sometimes I open an image in order to make room for myself.” This statement is a reminder that using found imagery is not a closed circle of meaning, but a productive and generative process. Artist Matt Lipps will discuss collage in Charlesworth's work and his own by describing the intellectual and physical complexities of the process, which he says is like “performing surgery on the body of the photograph.”

For over 10 years, Lipps has critically examined photographs from both high and low sources to reveal how these images have reflected and shaped our culture. His process involves a systematic yet flexible set of rules that reinvent context and meaning through collage strategies, sculptural tropes, and theater staging techniques.

In conjunction with Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld.

LACMA | Art of the Americas Building, Level 2
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Image: Matt Lipps, Untitled (Form) (detail), 2010, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Photographic Arts Council, 2011, © Matt Lipps 

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