Laurie Lipton’s Machine Punk

by Ken HarmanPosted on

Utilizing a series of cranks, levers, gyroscopes, doo-hickeys and thing-a-ma-bobs, the Steampunk Pocket Watch keeps time with astounding accuracy. How you’ll actually fit it in your pocket? Well, that’s another story… perhaps one in need of an even more elaborate invention?

HF favorite Laurie Lipton explores the redundancy and absurdity of modern technology with her latest show, “Machine Punk”, opening next weekend at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.  From a nut cracking machine the size of an elephant to a recycling truck that makes more pollution than it stops, Lipton’s graphite and pencil works are so ahead of their time in their own antiquity that one can only wonder how she creates such imaginative works… no doubt with the help of series of Rube Goldberg devices so contrived only she could envision…

View a selection of some of our favorite pieces from the show, here on Hi-Fructose.

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