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Sam Lopes at blankspace

by Andy Ritchie
House of NO: A James Bond movie synched to a Led Zeppelin album? No, that can’t be right (but neither can Dark Side Of The Rainbow, for that matter). No, the House of NO presented by Oakland’s blankspace is a painted, drawn, and printed collection of domestic scenes without people and people without domestic scenes by 2-D tactician Sam Lopes. More than mastery of classical technique, Lopes values proliferation; the assignation of meaning to each medium appears integral to his intuitive compositions. Told through bursts of mark-making and calculated outlines, executed in any combina... [more]
Posted by Andy Ritchie on 4/6/08