I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Saturday, March 11th, 6pm - 9pm
Jeremy Lipking, one of the country's most respected, realist painters will debut 20, new oil paintings at Arcadia Contemporary in Culver City. This exhibition will be the artist's first in almost 4 years.
Revered for his painterly works depicting figures in natural environments, Lipking continues his exploration of majestic locations and their relation to the human experience. From twilight skies cloaking nude bodies to forests that embrace wandering figures, Lipking's works contain a sense of mystery and majesty. In just a few short years, the artist's meteoric rise to the top of the representational art world has been accompanied by numerous awards and merits.
A resident of Calabasas, CA, Lipking relies on locations in California, such as the Pacific Coast, Malibu Canyon, and the Eastern Sierra Mountains, for inspiration. To create his works, Lipking paints on location with a live model or, if conditions are prohibitive, takes photographs as reference. He prefers to work outdoors, laying out as many pieces as possible in one sitting. The ideal method, he says, is to make a quick painting from life, photograph his model, and take the material back to his studio for completion. Lipking follows no set rules, opting instead for whatever process best suits the painting.
Arcadia Contemporary is pleased to host the artist's fifth exhibition with the gallery. Since relocating from NYC to Los Angeles in 2016, the gallery has made a strong impact on the Los Angeles art scene as one of the few galleries exclusively featuring skilled, representational painting.Jeremy Lipking "Recent Paintings" opens on Saturday March 11th, from 6pm to 9pm, and will continue through Sunday April 2nd 2017.