Opening: Stephen Lapthisophon, Jeff Gibbons & Vincent Ramos

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Opening: Stephen Lapthisophon, Jeff Gibbons & Vincent Ramos

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Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Stephen Lapthisophon: Seven. In his seventh solo exhibition at Conduit Gallery, Stephen Lapthisophon’s Seven will include a number of recent works on paper and new experiments working on canvas. The mixed media works combine text and letterforms to create poetic improvisations inspired by and referring to deeply buried literary sources. Though the use of unconventional materials such as pigmented animal fats, spices, dirt and coffee grounds, Lapthisphon exalts the everyday and attempts to slow time in order to look longer and unpack hard to find meanings and forgotten histories. Stephen Lapthisophon earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979. Recent exhibitions include; Longhouse Projects, New York, NY (2014); the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2013), Goss Michael Foundation, with DB14, Dallas, TX (2014); La Box, Bourges, France (2014); Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014), the sound art video festivak, Rostrum, Malmo, Sweden (2014), Actual Size LA, Los Angeles, CA (2013), A Slender Gamut, NY, NY (2012), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (2011), El Escaparate, Barcelona, Spain (2009), and Zagreus Projekt, Berlin, Germany (2008). Recent group exhibitions include, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2012), SHOW Studio, London, UK (2011), and Archival Impulse, Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL (2011). His work has been written about in ARTFORUM, Frieze, Art in America, Art News, New Art Examiner, BOMB, and ART LIES. In 2014 Lapthisophon was named one of the 100 Dallas Creatives by the Dallas Observer and one of the featured Dallas 40 in DMagazine. Lapthisophon is currently a senior lecturer in art and art history at The University of Texas at Arlington. ******************************** Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Jeff Gibbons: Drink the Bath. “The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words that are clear; the great truth has great silence.” - Tagore (from Stray Birds) Drink the Bath, by Dallas based intermedia artist, Jeff Gibbons, will show a new body of work that includes painting, sculpture, and video. The work (in part) references ideas involved in existential boredom, living, dying, human relationships, communication, psychology, and love. Jeff Gibbons earned a BFA from the University of Tampa, Florida (2010) and an MFA from the University of Texas Arlington (2013) where he studied Intermedia with Stephen Lapthisophon. Recent exhibitions include; The Epitome Institute, San Antonio, TX (2015); The Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX (2015); Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TZ (2013, 2012); Hiroshima Art Center, Hiroshima, Japan (2015); galleryHOMELAND, Houston, TX, in collaboration with Greg Ruppe (2015); Reunion, Zurich, Swizterland (2015); the Dallas Biennial, Dallas, TX (2014) and the Berlin Becher Triennial, Berlin, Germany (2013). Gibbons, along with frequent collaborator Justin Ginsberg were among the recipients of the 2015 Master Mind Awards by the Dallas Observer. *********************************************** Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Vincent Ramos: The Parable of Arable Land, If I Had a Hammer, The Wilhelm Scream. For his first exhibition in the Conduit Gallery Project Room, Vincent Ramos will create a site-specific installation comprised mainly of two separate series of small scale drawings and collages interwoven into the larger installation that investigate the current political immigration debate, class and race issues in America. These investigations are bolstered by references, through materials, and sounds to local historical culture as well as clichéd symbols of the “West” and various personalities from the region i.e. Trini Lopez, Lee Trevino and Sam the Sham. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Vincent Ramos earned MFA from CalArts in 2007 and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2002. Recent exhibitions include; Dallas Biennial, Dallas, TX (2014), Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum and LAXART (2012), Pachuco Cadaver or There Are No Heavies in America, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles (2011), and Outsider Art: Others from Elsewhere Doing Something Altogether Different…Sort Of, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica (2011). Curatorial projects include, After The Gold Rush: Reflections and Postscripts on the National Chicano Moratorium of August 29, 1970, Vincent Price Art Museum, ELAC, Los Angeles (2011), River, Elephant, Los Angeles (2011), Chasing Shadows, The Onion (The Church of the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society), North Hills (2010), The Sharon Show & 1969, Dan Graham, Los Angeles (2009), and Call Me Lightning: An Evening of Performance-Based Work, FOCA, Los Angeles (2008.)

By: Conduit Gallery