April 12, 2013
Annie Lapin at Josh Lilley Gallery
Amnesiacs is LA-based painter Annie Lapin's debut exhibition in London.
At first glance, Annie Lapin's pictures seem to be content resting in the natural order of abstracted landscape painting. However it soon becomes clear that her impulse targets the historical understanding of painting – our perceptions of it, and what relevance such forms and associations have today.
Josh Lilley Gallery
April 12 - May 16, 2013
44 - 46 Riding House Street
London W1W 7EX
November 12, 2012
Congratulations to Annie Lapin, Winner of the Falk Visiting Artist Award 2013-2014
The Falk is a program that historically seeks to nominate highly established contemporary artists. Annually the program selects three outstanding contemporary artists. These artists work closely with Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Museum, to curate an exhibition during the following academic year. In addition to this, Annie Lapin will also have a solo exhibition in the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
Falk Visiting Artist Award
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
October 06, 2012
Annie Lapin in Artnews
Stone Gravy: Ameringer McEnery Yohe
By Christopher French
Los Angeles-based critic David Pagel grouped six painters and three sculptors from the West and East coasts inspired by the "Stone Soup" fable, titling it "Stone Gravy." Exhibiting the austerity of abstract formalism (represented by stone), leavened and enriched by sensory overloads of color, texture, and pattern (standing in for the gravy), were the painters Brad Eberhard, Annie Lapin, Kim MacConnel, Allison Miller, Richard Allen Morris, and David Reed. Sculptors Polly Apfelbaum, Ron Nagle, and Matt Wedel, by contrast, argued for expanding sensory delight beyond the strictures of wall-mounted rectangular planes.
September 06, 2012
Annie Lapin at Yautepec, Mexico City
Lapin's own assertion in "Find Finding ing" is that the components that comprise the closed set of a painting exhibition now sit squarely within the realm of the ordinary, former delusions of grandeur presently rendered suspect at best. In turn, however, this placement — or acceptance — of the painting exhibition as part of the real allows Lapin to then treat the exhibition itself as a found object, opening it up to further levels of dissection, recombination, and reinterpretation in which "making" and "being" become fluid states, recursively mirroring the emergent nature of the paintings themselves.
Find Find ing
Yautepec, Mexico City
September 13 - October 20, 2012
Opening Reception September 13, 2012 8:00 PM
August 07, 2012
Annie Lapin in Huffington Post
Annie Lapin: Paintings Are Both Furniture and Talismans
By Tracey Harnish
August 6, 2012
"I am obsessed with how meaning radiates through various forms and materials, so I do consider and play with every medium in my studio. However, I find I always return to painting. Painting can splinter experience, embodying the most extreme dualities, in a way that's pretty unique. It can be the most basic physical record of an action, and yet it will operate like a magnet for intense mental projections. It can be a commodity, and also a ritualistic object that psychologically warps space even while it flatly and silently hangs on the wall. It is this thing in the world, sometimes just a surface, but despite all its thingy and coded baggage, history and deconstructability, it can still project an aura. To me, the fact that it can be all these things means that it has the potential to cut through the cynicism inherent to itself... there's something urgent in that thought to me."
August 6, 2012
May 31, 2012
Annie Lapin in Stone Gravy at Ameringer McEnery Yohe
Annie Lapin is included in the group exhibition, Stone Gravy, curated by David Pagel, at Ameringer, McEnery, Yohe in New York. Stone Gravy is on view from May, 31 - July 07, 2012. Opening reception May 31, 2012 6:00 - 8:00PM.
Ameringer McEnery Yohe
525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
February 11, 2012
Annie Lapin at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Annie Lapin has work in Chasm of the Supernova, a group show curated by Adam D. Miller at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. Chasm of the Supernova opens February 11th at 7pm and will feature works by fifteen Los Angeles based artists.
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
November 18, 2011
Annie Lapin and Robert Lazzarini at Gavlak Gallery
November 22 – January 7, 2012
Sentimental Education includes 69 works by 40 international established and emerging artists and examines the many lures with which art history seduces the artist and how the artist returns the favor.
The title comes from the 1869 Gustave Flaubert novel in which an impressionable young man falls in and out of love with a worldly, sophisticated married woman. Much like in the novel's affair, an artist's relationship to the history of art can range from impassioned idolatry to bemused flirtation to scornful critique.
Sentimental Education also illuminates the shared sensibilities present in works created during different time periods, the Renaissance, and Rococo to Dadaism, Pop art, and the Pictures Generation to the generation working (and still appropriating) today.
October 12, 2011
Annie Lapin at Josh Lilley Gallery
Josh Lilley is delighted to announce the opening on Tuesday 11th October of Incredulous Zealots – a group exhibition featuring work by four LA-based artists - Analia Saban, Annie Lapin, Asad Faulwell, and Jeni Spota.
October 04, 2011
Alexandra Grant, Annie Lapin, and Glenn Kaino in Angel Art Auction
A CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION BENEFITTING PROJECT ANGEL FOOD
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
7:00PM Cocktails & Viewing
8:00PM Live Auction
September 09, 2011
Annie Lapin at Public Fiction
This fall, The Gold Rush / Manifest Destiny series at the Museum of Public Fiction will unravel in three parts of one story. The first, La Californie, is named after Picasso's Mediterranean Villa. This exhibition will contain the work of eight California-based artists whose work swells with searching, SoCal colors, entrepreneurialism, invention, and fame. The second part will transforms the museum into a Californian hotel, with a rotating cast of East-coast artists who will travel West to vacation, perform, and make souvenirs within it's walls. The third will be a landscape, a post-quake set, a hollywoodian facsimile of LA.
June 19, 2011
Annie Lapin and Ed Schad in Conversation
Honor Fraser is pleased to announce, in conjunction with Annie Lapin\'s exhibition Pure Space Animate, a conversation between Ed Schad and Annie Lapin, Saturday, June 18, 4 to 6pm.
June 15, 2011
Brenna Youngblood, Annie Lapin and Kenny Scharf at LACE
16 June – 28 August, 2011
Opening reception 16 June, 8-10pm
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) is proud to present Unfinished Paintings, a provocative curatorial project organized by Los Angeles artists Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster. The headlining exhibition for our 2011 summer season, Unfinished Paintings is an exhibition of 38 medium sized paintings by 38 artists, hung alphabetically by the artist's first name. This show is meant to dissect and turn contemporary painting in-side-out. Works-in-progress will be put on view and offered as a point of entry into each painter's respective creative world.
June 10, 2011
Annie Lapin in Artweek.LA
Annie Lapin: The Pure Space Animate
By Bill Bush
Jun 10, 2011
In this new group of paintings on canvas, Lapin's luscious, high-energy compositions co-mingle painterly conventions of representation with an obliterating gestural abstraction. Through July 9 at Honor Fraser.
May 31, 2011
Annie Lapin in Artslant
A Mystic Flaneur Across Pigment and Earth
by Charmaine Felix-Meyer
Annie Lapin's The Pure Space Animate builds on her explorations of landscape and figure and transforms the picture plane into fluctuating microcosms of pigment and earth, light and space. The viewer is playfully lead through de-stabilizing notions of here and there in painterly articulations that fold and unfold, envelope and expel.
May 27, 2011
Art Review: Annie Lapin at Honor Fraser
Indefatigable is the first word that comes to mind when looking at Annie Lapin's new paintings at Honor Fraser. These canvases possess an energy so relentless it begins to feel a bit suspect — more affectation, perhaps, than affect. Many of the surfaces are busy in the way everyday, plugged-in life is busy, with an unproductive, self-important freneticism that feeds on itself, regenerating with false urgency. And yet, on plenty of occasions in this show, that urgency does feel real and wondrously integrated: mind, motion and matter in sync.
April 05, 2011
Annie Lapin in New American Paintings Video Series
Los Angeles-based artist Annie Lapin has made a career out of taking something obvious and completely tearing it apart visually, and while her compositions might appear obscurely rendered, her talent is unmissable. The third in our New American Paintings/Video series with Graham Kolbeins of Future Shipwreck focuses on the studio practice of Annie Lapin, the recent winner of both our inaugural Reader's Choice Poll and our first NAP Annual Prize.
Featured in edition #91 of New American Paintings as a Noteworthy artist, Annie's work will be featured in a forthcoming solo show at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles.
To watch the video, click this link.
January 10, 2011
Annie Lapin Mentioned in Houston Press
"Plentitude" Is a Well-Chosen Grab Bag at Barbara Davis Gallery
by Kelly Klaasmeyer
Jan. 10, 2011
"Plentitude" is a big group show of "emerging and established artists" and as such, it's a well-chosen grab bag of nice work. Among the standouts is Hoary Squeezy Conversation (2010) by Annie Lapin. The artist uses paint in a way that's engaging and modern -- it looks alternately brushed and squeegeed on -- while the imagery looks simultaneously abstract and representational.
January 06, 2011
Open Daybook Exhibition at LACE
6 January - 6 February 2011
Opening reception 6 January 8-10pm
Curated by David Earle, The Open Daybook is both a compilation of original artwork and a functional perpetual calendar. Over the course of a single year, three hundred and sixty five artists were assigned a date and given 24 hours to create a work of art. Each day is a page in the book.
December 30, 2010
Annie Lapin is Editor's Pick in New American Paintings
As with many artists of her generation, Annie Lapin is deeply concerned with the fluid space between abstraction and representation. In her extraordinarily lush paintings, bits of the real world emerge and recede as they actively compete for dominance with the elements of their creation—surface, stroke, and color. Lapin's paintings are about wresting meaning from chaos, but they are equally about an unabashed love for the medium of painting itself. – Evan J. Garza
December 16, 2010
Alexandra Grant and Annie Lapin at Galerie Lelong
Five from L.A.
December 16, 2010 - February 5, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 16 from 6 to 8 pm
Galerie Lelong is pleased to present Five from L.A., an exhibition of paintings by five emerging and mid-career artists-Whitney Bedford, Kirsten Everberg, Alexandra Grant, Iva Gueorguieva, and Annie Lapin-who each uniquely employ bold and saturated colors, an elusive sense of space, and fluid movement between abstraction and representation. Currently working in Los Angeles, the artists hail from diverse backgrounds and explore a variety of themes, including language, turmoil, and the fragility of memory and perception. Five from L.A. opens to the public on Thursday, December 16 from 6 to 8 pm.