Annie Lapin: Contours of the Vast

616 N. La Brea Los Angeles, CA 90036
Nov 12, 5 PM - 8 PM — ends Dec 17, 2022
Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present Contours of the Vast, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Annie Lapin. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from November 12 through December 17.

Known for paintings that merge the art-historical genres of landscape, figuration, and abstraction, Lapin compresses geological space and time within a single picture plane to explore how both our bodies and minds shape the way we perceive the world. Initiating each painting with generous pours of paint and liquid graphite, Lapin’s abstract marks become the armature around which pictorial space is built. With figures often subsumed by the surrounding environment, vignettes from history collapse against flashes of the everyday, just as our memories and experiences continually come together to define culture.

Although the body dematerializes in these imaginaries, Lapin poses this porousness as a relieving liberation. “There is a comfort in overcoming the vulnerability of our boundaries,” she shares. Contours of the Vast restages the cognitive processes we use to write history and define humanity, inviting us to reflect on the stories we tell every day.