FEATURED ARTIST
STEPHEN LAPTHISOPHON    
          


The show title Writing Art Cinema 1977-2007 serves as a marker for
Stephen Lapthisophon’s newest exhibition that will include
artworks dating between 1977 and 2007 (the years he lived in
Chicago, Illinois) and the subject matter he engages: historical
writings, art and artists, and movies.  One gallery space will show
drawings and collages, mostly text based, dating from 1997 to 2007.






















The text based works explore the associations between his chosen
disciplines and how the representation in languageof art, film
and thought can become drawing in itself. Many of the text
pieces refer to and evoke the Italian artists of the Arte Povera
movement of the early 20th century which experimented with
nontraditional materials and politically charged ideas.






















A smaller gallery has been constructed for the purpose of the
showing a unique body of candle drawings.The candle drawings
carry associations of light, knowledge and also serve as a metaphor
for the act of reading.Stephen Lapthisophon studied Comparative
Literature and Theory at Northwestern University and received an
M.F.A.from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He spent
the next thirty years living and working in the Chicago area.
In August of 2007, he relocated to Dallas after spending a residency
at the University of Texas at Dallas Artist in Residence program.
Exhibitions since 2000 include:  Kunstverein Ingan, Berlin, Germany;
Corbitt vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL, the Lincoln Park Conservatory,Hyde Park
Art Center, Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL;
Barrow & Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee,Wisconsin and Institute for
Contemporary Art Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark.   
    

for more info:
www.conduitgallery.com   
Grid, 2007, tape, latex, ink & collage, 40x31"
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