Annie Lapin's abstraction

Christopher Howard reviews Annie Lapin's most recent exhibition at Weatherspoon Art Museum by walking us through her measured move into full abstraction. At a time when abstraction is being parsed, categorized and measured (provisional, causalist, DIY) Howard explains Lapin's exceptionalism
Unlike those artists who fetishize effortlessness and randomness under the guise of a deskilled interest in process and materials, Lapin accepts the daunting challenge put forth from several centuries of art history, thereby joining several contemporaries who do the same: the expressive Angel Otero and Barnaby Furnas, the moody Kristine Moran, and the linear Tomma Abts and Tomory Dodge.  more

Annie Lapin, The Bright Seeps Forward to Real, 2013; oil and acrylic on linen, 30 by 24 inches.
Collection of John McIlwee and Bill Damaschke, LA

Annie Lapin, Air Pour Scape, 2013; oil on canvas, 57 by 44 inches.
Collection of Thao Nguyen, Los Angeles.


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