Chris Lipomi: Maa-nupi Wakipi
Chris Lipomi: Maa-nupi
Preview 6pm Wednesday 5 March
After-opening drinks at Shanghai
Hybrid-powered taxis depart from the gallery at 7:30pm
Michael Lett is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Chris Lipomi.
Chris Lipomi’s recent bodies of work draw on a range of founding influences. Wanting to be able to paint like Basquiat, Chris painted a Basquiat a day for a year. Chris Lipomi’s most recent show in New York applied the formal structure of Jason Rhoades’ Perfect World (1999), and for his show at Michael Lett he does likewise with another: Mike Kelley’s Craft Morphology Flow Chart (1991).
Chris Lipomi was
born in Miami in 1975 and now lives and works in Los
Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Uzihektakta Wakipi,
(CaVe Project), Los Angeles;Webik: Okiri Wakipi, Renwick
Gallery, New York; Laau Pi, Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt;
Art Positions, Daniel Hug at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami;
Kukadiku, Karma International, Zurich; Makawana Omawaki,
Daniel Hug, Los Angeles. Recent group exhibitions include
Köln Show 2, European Kunsthalle, Cologne; Modern
Primitivism, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Back from the
End of the Earth, Ben Kaufman Galerie, Berlin; Group Show,
Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Chris Lipomi’s work has
recently been reviewed in Artforum (June 2006 and November
2007), Art US (Spring 2006), Flash Art (January/February
2008), and the Los Angeles Times.
Maa-nupi Wakipi is Chris Lipomi’s first exhibition with Michael Lett.