Lawrence Gipe

 

One Picture and the Next Three

 January 9 - February 10, 2007
Lawrence Gipe
One Picture and the Next Three (2007)
Installation view; Alexander Gray Associates
Lawrence Gipe
One Picture and the Next Three (2007)
Installation view; Alexander Gray Associates
Lawrence Gipe
One Picture and the Next Three (2007)
Installation view; Alexander Gray Associates
Lawrence Gipe
One Picture and the Next Three (2007)
Installation view; Alexander Gray Associates
Iran, 1946 (2006)
Oil on canvas
60h x 84w in (152.4h x 213.36w cm)
Iran, 1946 (2006)
Oil on canvas
60h x 84w in (152.4h x 213.36w cm)
Lombardsbrucke, 1938 (2006)
Oil on canvas
60h x 84w in (152.4h x 213.36w cm)
Lombardsbrucke, 1938 (2006)
Oil on canvas
60h x 84w in (152.4h x 213.36w cm)
Palestine, 1946 (2006)
Oil on canvas
60h x 80w in (152.4h x 203.2w cm)
Palestine, 1946 (2006)
Oil on canvas
60h x 80w in (152.4h x 203.2w cm)
Saudi Arabia, 1948 (2006)
Gouache on paper
28h x 21.5w in (71.12h x 54.61w cm)
Saudi Arabia, 1948 (2006)
Gouache on paper
28h x 21.5w in (71.12h x 54.61w cm)

About the Exhibition

Press Release PDF 1.7 MB

January 9 - February 10, 2007

Alexander Gray Associates

In One Picture and the Next Three, Lawrence Gipe re-represented four archival photographic images as oil paintings, continuing his strategy of severing historical images from their original, politically-charged contexts. The "Next Three” paintings are sourced from a compilation of photographs by David Douglas Duncan called Yankee Nomad. Famous for his association of Picasso in the 50’s, Duncan’s lesser-known journalistic corpus for Life magazine from 1945 – 1949 was a sweeping document of Europe, the Middle East and Indonesia in transition just after World War Two; in the narrative sections of Yankee Nomad, Duncan casts himself as a jaunty American witnessing the final gasps of the old British and French colonial powers dissolving while the United States simultaneously prepares to step into the role of dominant world power.

Related Press

  • Gipe Art in America May 2007 PDF (338 K)
  • Gipe ARTnews March 2007