November 5 through the 28th, 2010, La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents Laurie Lipton ‘Punk Machine’ show, inspired by the Steampunk movement.
The artists states “Instead of steam, however, my devices are mostly run by electricity and madness. I was vacuuming one day and noticed the amount of plugs and cables on the floor… a veritable wasp’s nest of wires and sockets connecting a hoard of gadgets and doo-dads intertwining around the house and my life. I was trapped like a fly in an electrical web.
What had happened? Were these things making my life easier or more complex? I began with The Steam Punk Pocket Watch, an absurd idea of a time piece too huge & complex for anyone’s pocket, and went whirling on from there. These machines are designed to hinder, control and/or give the illusion of technology.”
Steampunk Pocket Watch
All of these works on charcoal and graphite on paper. Artist reception is Friday, November 5th from 8 to 11 PM.