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Donald Lipksi (Artist Lecture)
Marvin and Betty Danto Lecture Hall
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Donald Lipski Photo credit: Terri Hyland
American sculptor Donald Lipski has gained international recognition for his ingenious re-imagining of existing objects. Through playful juxtapositions and stunning alterations, Mr. Lipski transforms disparate materials into poetically evocative and deeply engaging assemblages. Capturing the spirit of surrealism, Lipski challenges viewers to respond to the conceptual associations engendered within his work.
Since coming to prominence with his installation ‘Gathering Dust’ at the Museum of Modern Art (1979), a composition which consisted of thousands of tiny sculptures pinned to the gallery walls, Mr. Lipski’s work has been shown in galleries and museums around the world. He is the winner of many awards and honors, including The Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, The Academy Award of the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and The Rome Prize. Over the course of his career he has created many compelling large-scale, sculptural installations and has earned a place in the permanent collections of dozens of museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney, The Menil Collection, and The Chicago Art Institute.
Co-sponsored by Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Mid America College Art Association, Wayne State University.