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Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and her disturbing black & white drawings

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and her disturbing black & white drawings

James Scott | 
UK |
 2016 | 
34 minutes

Over five decades, Laurie Lipton has turned a childhood obsession with doodling into a devoted and detailed practice. Her glorious, grotesque, and increasingly gargantuan pencil drawings show a commitment to figurative art that’s been largely ignored by the contemporary art world. Staying true to her vision, Lipton’s work embodies a gothic sensibility that offers a ferocious cultural critique. The collapse of the American dream, looming environmental catastrophe, and other near-death motifs are just some of themes that permeate her work. James Scott (editor of How to Change the World) employs sophisticated camerawork and masterful editing to sketch a portrait of one of the most prolific, and under-appreciated draughtswomen working today. -SC

Preceded By
Mara Trifu | 
Romania/UK |
 2015 | 
18 minutes

With a cigarette dangling out of his mouth, a Superman impersonator wrestles with his own ego in an acid-etched portrait of life in contemporary L.A. -SC

Jacob Chamberlain | 
USA |
 2015 | 
13 minutes

Larry is an eccentric artist living in the desert outside of Veyo, Utah. When he’s not entertaining friends and neighbours with his lavishly bedecked masks, he is practicing his own peculiar version of spirituality at The Church of the Holy Goat. -SC

Filmmaker

James Scott

James Scott is an editor and occasional director based in Brighton, England, originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  His documentary directorial debut Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and her disturbing black & white drawings recently world premiered at SXSW 2016.