Matt Lipps

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On this particular Saturday in May, it’s unusually quiet in the Tenderloin as I walk from BART up Larkin Street. The San Francisco neighborhood is known for its seedy characteristics, its history of vice, homelessness, happy ending massage parlors, strip clubs, dive bars, single occupancy hotels, and social service centers. Today it feels like a level of caring has taken place, with some new businesses now occupying previously vacant storefronts—the rawness is still there, it just doesn’t feel... [more]
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Matt Lipps at Jessica Silverman Gallery April 30th, 2010 - June 5th, 2010
Posted 5/24/10
          The photograph's ability to construct both personal and aesthetic histories is the chief concern of HOME, Matt Lipps' new exhibition at Silverman Gallery. Lipps deftly  explores his subject through the use of anti-Kodak moments —  snapshots of suburban interiors surrealistically spliced with the great outdoors. The composite images function as the backdrop for amorphous shapes cut out of an old Ansel Adams wall calendar, which he then re-photographed and printed large-scale.... [more]