STOP @ forever Opens



STOP @ forever by Halifax artist Lisa Lipton Opens Feb 10

February 8, 2012 – HALIFAX, NS
– The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia presents a new solo exhibition STOP @ forever by multi-disciplinary artist Lisa Lipton. Through her work, Lipton, a Halifax based artist, follows a deep exploration of the human themes of love and death, ritual and community.

The exhibition is part of the Gallery’s Emerging Artist Series, a program that gives artists in the early stages of their careers a platform for putting their first major project on view.

Curated by Sarah Fillmore, STOP @ forever includes installation, video, musical and sculptural work that describes Lisa’s sometimes romantic, sometimes nostalgic, always carefully considered take on the world around her. The exhibition draws on the last seven years of Lipton’s practice and pays special attention to the performance aspect of her work.

 “Lisa is an artist whose sense of romance, nostalgia and humanity is embedded in her practice, allowing us to believe in fairy tales, in magic, in transcendence and ultimately sending us away with a sense of hope,” said Chief Curator Sarah Fillmore. “Her musings on love and death urge us to come together, to face the monsters in the attic or the far reaches of our minds and dance with them, waltz with them, drum with them. This is what the best artists can do: escape death’s clutches and show us how to do the same.” she added.

Visitors to STOP @ forever will get a delicious taste of Lipton’s extraordinary take on life as well as be delighted by the debut of her Living Room Series, alongside a selection of video works, documentation of Window Ballet, and the sculptural installation, You Can Take my Bicycle.

Lisa Lipton is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work ranges from sculptural textile to video to musical performance. She has a MFA from Windsor University and a BFA from NSCAD University. She was Artist-in-Residence at the AGNS from September to December 2009 and is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Gatekeeper’s Lodge in Point Pleasant Park as part of HRM’s Residency Initiative.

Lisa Lipton: STOP @ forever opens Friday, February 10 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. A special preview for Gallery members takes place Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 pm.

The exhibition will be on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia until April 29, 2012.

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