InLiquid is proud to present a dual exhibition of works by Arlene Love and Lee Lippman at Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel. Love and Lippman, while partners in life, are each very successful artists in their respective careers – with work in multiple collections across the United States. While their choices of subject matter may be very different, they both approach art with an inquisitive sensibility, one of seeking to uncover some internal nature of the city, person, or landscape at hand.
Please join us on December 5th in celebrating Love and Lippman’s careers – as well as Lee’s 90th birthday!
About the Artists: Arlene Love, a long time (and current) resident of Philadelphia who spent many years in Mexico, went to Tyler School of Art where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education as well as her BFA in sculpture. The first forty years of her career were focused on sculpture, with over 25 solo shows from North Dakota to California, with work shown in Museum of Modern Art (NY) and Boston Museum of Art, among others. Love’s sculptures are in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, James A Michener Museum, the University of Scranton, and Franklin & Marshall College. A portfolio of etchings is in the Linda Lee Alter collection at PAFA. In Philadelphia, Love’s bronze Winged Woman is in the garden of the Dorchester facing Rittenhouse Square, Eight Figures (life-size bronzes) reside permanently in the Kimmel center, and the gold leafed Face Fragment marks the Monell Chemical Senses since 1976. Over the years, Love’s focus began shifting toward drawing and photography, rounding out her varied but widely successful art career.
Lee Lippman has lived and worked in Philadelphia most of his life except for a dozen years in Mexico. In his youth, he studied in Mexico with the muralists, Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, working on a mural crew with Siqueiros before returning to school at PCA (now the University of the Arts) where he was awarded the senior prize for painting. Lippman has had over 20 solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, and Oaxaca, Mexico, and has participated in innumerable group exhibitions and is represented in catalogs. His work is in collections in various places in the United States, including (among others), The Phillip Morris collection, many Pennsylvania universities and colleges, the Hollis and Generalis collections in Philadelphia, the Nelson collection in Denver, and collections in Mexico.