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Lawrence Gipe - Manchester [2009] | by Gandalf's Gallery
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Lawrence Gipe - Manchester [2009]

Lawrence Gipe was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1962 and lives in Santa Barbara, California. He began his career in Los Angeles with a series of exhibitions addressing the themes of industrialization and progress. These shows, filled with large-scaled paintings of factories and steaming locomotives, led to solo exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago as well as Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, and Berlin.

 

Appropriating imagery from photo journals and magazines from the 1930s to the 1970’s, his paintings translate small black and white images into large, visually seductive colour works. Radically severed from their original contexts, the intention is for these re-interpretations to actively force the spectator to reconstruct the images' ideological significance.

 

[Oil on canvas, 54 x 72 inches]

 

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