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Lisa Lipton

September 9 - November 10, 2017 | Reception: Friday, November 10, 6:30-8pm

Lisa Lipton, still from THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE, mixed media installation/performance, 2015

Artist Lisa Liptonís film project THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE was created during a research journey across North America from 2013-2016 and is informed by the interviews and stories collected throughout the artistsí travels. Devoted to site-specificity and localizing collaboration, the chapter-based narrative features people and communities encountered during this tour, as the unconventional narrative is told through the eyes of nine intriguing characters living and working in nine separate locations. Using sculptural installations, costumes, paintings, musical compositions, choreography and performances that reflect living within a particular time, place, and community, Liptonís THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE is a cinematic experience reflecting on artistic creation through fearless exploration.

On Exhibition: The final, feature-length chapter (Chapter IX Ė THE END, shot in Kailua, Hawaii) aims to deconstruct the entirety of the narrative and notion of paradise.

Lisa Lipton is a Halifax-based multidisciplinary artist, musician and director who received her BFA from NSCAD and an MFA from the University of Windsor. Her projects explore the potential for crossing genres of film, mixed media installation, performance, theatre and music. Her visions are reflective of an interest in directorial and curatorial practices, collaboration and social interaction, as well as working within non-traditional contexts in order to explore the boundaries of performance and filmic production. She has exhibited her work on both a national and international level, and is currently on the longlist for the Sobey Art Awards 2017.

Thank you to the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund for their support of this exhibition.