"...Lipton is a profound draftsman. She captures nuances of light and shade with masterful proficiency." -- Artweek
"Her exhibition returns constantly to the theme of social masks while laying bare those deeply harboured fantasies and terrors which belie supposedly "normal" appearances." -- The Times (London)
About the Author
Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honors). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, London and has recently moved back to the USA after 36 years abroad. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA.
Mike McGee is director of the Begovich Gallery and a professor at Cal State University, Fullerton. His essays have appeared in Juxtapoz, tema celeste, OC Weekly, OC Register and other publications. He has organized and written catalog essays for more than 200 exhibitions working with artists such as Charles Krafft, Tony DeLap, Camille Rose Garcia, Paul McCarthy, Mark Ryden, Kenny Scharf, William T. Wiley, Robert Williams, and Jeffery Vallance. He is author of "100 Artists See Satan," "John Paul Jones: The Pursuit of Beauty's Perfect Proof," and "Manuel Pardo: Universo Soñado in Technicolor"