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SELECTED WORKS BY Matt Lipps

Untitled (Stove)
Matt Lipps
Untitled (Stove)

2008

C-print

113 x 77 cm
Giving the deceased a second life is a fundamental aim of Matt Lipps, who has always felt profoundly affected by the premature deaths of legions of gay men at the peak of the AIDS crisis. As a teenager he had felt a deep longing for the beautiful faces and bodies he saw in magazines and posters, and these glossy idols would become the primary vehicle for his art.
Untitled (Garage Floor)
Matt Lipps
Untitled (Garage Floor)

2008

C-print

113 x 77 cm
By cutting them out and mounting them on cardboard, these lovely, vanished beings could once again stand up and be counted – a “magical, miniature resurrection” shared with the artist for a brief moment before being returned to what Roland Barthes (Lipp’s guiding spirit) has called the “flat death”.
Untitled (Doorway)
Matt Lipps
Untitled (Doorway)

2008

C-print

113 x 77 cm
Lipps’ dream-like Home series also deals with the past and another kind of yearning: the call of the wild.
Father-figure Ansel Adams makes his appearance on this stage in the form of his Yosemite pictures, fragments of which float like clouds through mundane but reassuring domestic interiors – the maternal domain.
Untitled (Death)
Matt Lipps
Untitled (Death)

2010

C-print

135 x 102 cm
Adams is also to be credited for inspiring Lipps’ Horizon series: it was his famous Storeroom, de Young Museum, San Francisco, 1933, showing a jumbled basement of classical sculpture, that inspired Lipps to invite his own cut-out heroes of the past on stage for a curtain call.
Untitled (Double)
Matt Lipps
Untitled (Double)

2011

C-print

135 x 102 cm
Untitled (Horizon Archive)

Untitled (Horizon Archive)

Untitled (Horizon Archive)

Untitled (Horizon Archive)

Untitled (Horizon Archive)

Untitled (Horizon Archive)

Untitled (Horizon Archive)

Matt Lipps
Untitled (Horizon Archive)

2010

C-print

Six panels: 112 x 84 cm each
Text by William A Ewing

Matt Lipps's BIOGRAPHY

Matt Lipps
Born in 1975, California, USA
Lives and works Los Angeles, CA



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Josh Lilley Gallery, London

2011
HORIZON/S,S Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
HORIZON/S,S Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA [ July ]
US EST, organized by Soo Kim, Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Greater L.A., organized by Eleanor Cayre, Benjamin Godsill, & Joel Mesler, New York, NY
Untitled (Women's Heads), billboard project on La Cienega Blvd., LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Matt Lipps: HOME, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
Living History II: Asad Faulwell & Matt Lipps, works selected by Marc Selwyn & Dean Valentine, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Matt Lipps / Caroline May, The Apartment, Athens, Greece

2007
Horses, The Office, Huntington Beach, CA

2006
Cut, Harvey Levine Gallery, Project Room, Culver City, CA



GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Tilt-Shift: New Queer Perspectives from the Western Edge, curated by Darin Klein, Luis de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, Greater LA, New York, NY
Assembly: Eight emerging photographers rom Southern California, Fred Torres, New York

2010
Cutters / Berlin: An Exhibition of International Collage, Pool Gallery, Berlin, Germany
FotoFest 2010 Biennial, Assembly: 8 Emerging Photographers from Southern California, Houston, TX
After Image, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2009
Cutters, James Gallagher, Curator, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Related Work, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Tainted Love, curated by Steven Lam & Virginia Solomon for Visual AIDS, La Mama La Galleria, NYC
Inside Of You, PHIL, Los Angeles, CA
The Banality of Good, Claremont Graduate University Gallery, Claremont, CA

2008
APhF:08 | Athens Photo Festival, Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece
BUMP: Recent + Rarely Seen Explicit Videos from Southern California Artists, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Ang

2007
OFF HOURS, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
SHOW, Heather Cantrell, Curator, The Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Rainbow Goblins, Darin Klein, Curator, The Advocate and Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Photography Unbound, Heather Murray, Curator, California State University, San Bernadino, CA
Libertine Society presents: The Nature of Excess, L2kontemporary, Los Angles, CA
Great American Nude, Matt Wardell, Curator, Harvey Levine Gallery, Culver City, CA
Organica, Autumn Beck & Chloë Flores, Curators, enView Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2005
Come Together, enView Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Log Cabin, Jeffrey Uslip, Curator, Artists Space, New York, NY

2004
Rendering Gender, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO
SUPERSONIC: 1 Windtunnel, 8 Schools, 120 Artists, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
MFA Thesis I, University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA