The Getty Center
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

Painter Marc Trujillo, who will moderate the discussion, depicts chain stores, shopping malls, gas stations, and other ubiquitous fixtures of American urban and suburban landscapes. His highly finished and detailed works can cause unease in viewers with their dispassionate depictions. Trujillo received his M.F.A. degree from the Yale University School of Art and teaches at Santa Monica College. He has received numerous awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.

A California native, painter Tom Knechtel fills his work with artifice, creating a cast of human and animal characters without fixed identities. His paintings explore lust, sexuality, and theatricality, stretching the viewer's imagination to construct complex narratives. Knechtel's work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions across the U.S. and is included in the collections of numerous museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Laurie Lipton lived for many years throughout Europe and found inspiration for her work in the Flemish School of painting. Her graphite drawings contain remarkable tones due to a unique method she developed of building up thousands of cross-hatching lines. Lipton's work combines such disparate influences as Flemish masters, James Ensor, black-and-white photography, and 1950s television.

Complements the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor.

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