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Senior Lecturer Stephen Lapthisophon dual events in SeptemberPosted on September 17, 2012
Senior Lecturer Stephen Lapthisophon participating in a panel discussion next Saturday 22 Sept. at The MAC in Dallas and will be featured in an upcoming solo exhibition at the H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery, located on the campus of El Centro College in downtown Dallas.
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will present two panels for artists that address the topic “How Do I Get In and Do I Want To?” on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204. Tickets are $10 per panel when purchased in advance at www.dallasartdealers.org or $15 at the door. For more information, call 214.914.1099 or e-mail email@example.com. The event benefits the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3).
Panel One: MFA Programs
Amie Adelman, UNT
Greg Metz, UTD
Kim Owens, UD
Stephen Lapthisophon, UTA
Michael Corris, SMU
"Stephen Lapthisophon: Distinction"
August 27 - September 27, 2012
H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery
Closing Reception: Thursday September 27th 4-6 pm
Gallery Hours: M-W 10-4, TR 10-7, FR 10-3
(Gallery will be open for DADA Fall Gallery Walk - Sat. Sept. 22nd 12-4 pm)
801 Main Street • Dallas TX 75202
Stephen Lapthisophon will be featured in an upcoming solo exhibition at the H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery, located on the campus of El Centro College in downtown Dallas. The exhibition, entitled "Distinction", will make use of ordinary objects presented formally with accompanying wall texts, to investigate the ways in which we use categorization and labeling in an effort at structuring our environment. The gallery space itself, and in particular its window grids, will become a framing device for the installation.
Lapthisophon, a resident of Chicago for many years, completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Dallas Museum of Art. He has shown extensively, including recent solo exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (2011); Conduit Gallery, Dallas (2011); El Escaparate, Barcelona, Spain (2009); Zagreus Projekt, Berlin, Germany (2008); Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery, Chicago (2007); Kunstverein INGAN, Berlin (2006); and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2005). He currently teaches studio art and art history at the University of Texas at Arlington.
He is a 2001 winner of the Art Council / Artadia Award, and in 2008 received the Wynn Newhouse Foundation Award for artists with disabilities. In 1994 Lapthisophon's vision was damaged from a disorder of the optic nerve, an experience which continues to inform his work.
Mr. Lapthisophon will be on hand to speak about his work at the closing reception for the exhibition on Thursday September 27th from 4-6 pm. For more information, please contact El Centro College Gallery Director Randall Garrett.