Published by Inventory Press/Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Text by Bruce Hainley, Graham Bader, Kyle Dancewicz, Sabrina Tarasoff, MacKenzie Stevens, Lisa Lapinski. Interview by Viola Schmitt.
This is the most comprehensive monograph to date on Los Angeles–based artist Lisa Lapinski (born 1967), celebrated for her formally complex sculpture in a variety of mediums—including wood, wire, cement and clay—in addition to painting, photography, drawing and found material, often containing philosophical and historical references. Published on the occasion of Lisa Lapinski: Drunk Hawking, her 2020 midcareer survey at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at the University of Texas at Austin, Lisa Lapinski: Miss Swiss includes previously unpublished images of Lapinski’s exhibitions and artworks from 2000 to the present. It also features contributions by Bruce Hainley, Graham Bader, Kyle Dancewicz, Sabrina Tarasoff and MacKenzie Stevens, as well as a conversation between the artist and linguist Viola Schmitt.
Published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Edited by Lisa Mark. Text by Bennett Simpson.
A onetime philosophy student who's willing to get her hands dirty, Lisa Lapinski makes elaborate sculptures that embody a kind of cognitive dissonance. "Nightstand" (2005), a room-size construction that debuted at the 2006 Whitney Biennial, reconfigures traditional Shaker furniture to suggest the frenzied psychedelia of religious ecstasy found in Shaker gift drawings. The piece, her most ambitious to date, took more than a year to complete; to acquire the skills necessary to build it out of walnut, Lapinski entered a woodworking program at a junior college outside of Los Angeles. "The retired engineers felt sorry for me, because it took me so long to catch on," she recalled, "but I can build my own kitchen cabinets now." Critic Bruce Hainley has credited Lapinsky, who received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2004, with "providing new thought about what sculpture might be."
PUBLISHER The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
BOOK FORMAT Hardback, 7.5 x 10 in. / 60 pgs / 50 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 129
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781933751115TRADE List Price: $24.95 CDN $27.50