February 21 — March 28, 2015
Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Stephen Lapthisophon: Seven.
In his seventh solo exhibition at Conduit Gallery, Stephen Lapthisophon’s Seven will include a number of recent works on paper and new experiments working on canvas. The mixed media works combine text and letterforms to create poetic improvisations inspired by and referring to deeply buried literary sources. Though the use of unconventional materials such as pigmented animal fats, spices, dirt and coffee grounds, Lapthisphon exalts the everyday and attempts to slow time in order to look longer and unpack hard to find meanings and forgotten histories.
Stephen Lapthisophon earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979. Recent exhibitions include; Longhouse Projects, New York, NY (2014); the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2013), Goss Michael Foundation, with DB14, Dallas, TX (2014); La Box, Bourges, France (2014); Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014), the sound art video festivak, Rostrum, Malmo, Sweden (2014), Actual Size LA, Los Angeles, CA (2013), A Slender Gamut, NY, NY (2012), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (2011), El Escaparate, Barcelona, Spain (2009), and Zagreus Projekt, Berlin, Germany (2008). Recent group exhibitions include, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2012), SHOW Studio, London, UK (2011), and Archival Impulse, Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL (2011). His work has been written about in ARTFORUM, Frieze, Art in America, Art News, New Art Examiner, BOMB, and ART LIES. In 2014 Lapthisophon was named one of the 100 Dallas Creatives by the Dallas Observer and one of the featured Dallas 40 in DMagazine. Lapthisophon is currently a senior lecturer in art and art history at The University of Texas at Arlington.