Tete-a-Tete: Jeff Gibbons & Stephen Lapthisophon

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: CentralTrak
Admission: Free
Season: 2013-14

In conjunction with the current exhibition Let the Drip From the Ceiling Become an 8 Foot Hole in the Roof CentralTrak will host several Tête-à-Tête interviews to be led by artist Jeff Gibbons. The first discussion will take place on Thursday February 20 featuring Stephen Lapthisophon, multimedia artist, writer, and professor at the University of Texas of Dallas. An additional interview will be held the preceding week, Thursday February 27, with Justin Ginsburg, Gibbons collaborator and co-creator of the artist collective Apophenia Underground. Ginsburg is a Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Texas of Arlington. Each interview will be followed by a short question and answer session.






Jeff Gibbons


Jeff Gibbons received his MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has most recently received the Dallas Museum of Art: Art Ball Prize. His work was exhibited at the Dallas Art Fair and included in the silent auction at the DMA’s sold-out fundraiser, the Art Ball. He has notably started artist collaborative Apophenia Underground with fellow artist Justin Ginsberg, who have received a great deal of attention for their curatorial projects in vacant retail spaces in Deep Ellum. Gibbons has had solo exhibitions at Oliver Francis Gallery, The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, and 500x and has participated in several group exhibitions through various venues, including the Texas Biennial, the Dallas Biennial (online), El Centro College, and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX.




Stephen Lapthisophon


Stephen Lapthisophon is a multimedia artist and writer whose work addresses questions of language, history, and cultural memory. His work has been seen at Artists Space in New York, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, in Chicago at Gallery 312, N.A.M.E., and Randolph Street galleries, as well as exhibitions in Berlin, at Zagreus Projekt, and in Barcelona at El Escaparate. Lapthisophon is also represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Dallas Museum of Art. Lapthisophon received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979 and went on to study comparative literature and theory at Northwestern University. He has taught at Columbia College in Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently teaches art and art history at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. Lapthisophon has also given several guest lectures at various institutions including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent solo exhibitions include “Photographs in situ and seasonal fruit” at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, in 2010; “The Construction of a National Identity” at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, Illinois; and “Spelling Lesson” at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas—both in 2011. Lapthisophon is represented at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas.



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