City Reflections: Tony Lipps
Starts July 16, 2021 12:53 PM EDT
Ends July 24, 2021 12:53 PM EDT
(Cincinnati, Ohio) - Eisele Gallery presents a new exhibition of urban paintings by Cincinnati Artist Tony Lipps. Finding inspiration from the urban landscape, he reflects iconic Cincinnati locations such as the Roebling Bridge, Over-the-Rhine, and Downtown street scenes. Join the Eisele Gallery and the artist for an opening reception on Friday July 16th, from 5-8pm.
This special one-week exhibition will be open to the public at Eisele Gallery Friday, July 16th - Saturday, July 24th, 2021. This is the artist's first exhibition at the gallery. All works are available for purchase at the gallery; contact Eisele Gallery for pricing and more info.
Tony Lipps attended 4 years at Kent State University as a fine art major before leaving in 2005 to move back to Cincinnati and join the Sheriff's Department. He served for 13 years at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy in corrections for 6 years, and a Patrol Officer for 7 more years. While at the Sheriff''s Office, Lipps still created art as a hobby, working on commissioned paintings and donating many paintings to multiple causes during that time.
Lipps has had artwork displayed in the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum and in an exhibit represented by the Reds Hall of Fame at the Fitton Center in Hamilton, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati. Lipps sold a commission piece to former Cincinnati Bengal, Domata Peko, and was recognized on the local news stations in multiple interviews showcasing his artwork. Lipps has made commemorative portraits for many police officers from multiple departments and donated original paintings to benefits ranging from the American Heart Association to cancer benefits.
Lipps's art uses a progressive, contemporary approach with layers of paint and textures mixed with blending techniques to give the subject matter life and movement. He uses bright colors to pull the foreground towards the viewer to emphasize a sense of depth. With an application technique of brush strokes mixed with pallet knife mark making, Lipps's paintings combine textures and implied shapes to create his images. Lipps's work has a slight feel of realism blended with imperfect marks to balance the expressive qualities found in impression paintings and the clean details of photo realist paintings to bring life to the painting. Lipps's main goal in his development as an artist is ultimately to create a raw piece of work that allows the viewer to see the process in the painting without distracting the viewer from seeing the qualities of the subject matter. Lipps is currently working on a series of urbanscapes with a variety of different aspects to force the viewer to see their world from a different perspective and to push the linear aspect of city scenes.
Eisele Gallery features a large selection of traditional and contemporary paintings, prints and sculpture. For nearly three decades, the gallery has developed and maintained strong relationships with individuals, collectors, museums and artists nationwide to provide access and resources that benefit clients with acquisitions, as well as the sale of fine art. Eisele Gallery’s renowned exhibition program fosters excellence within artistic practice, while promoting both emerging and established nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Phone: (513) 791-7717
New Location: 6936 Madisonville Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227
(Located off Wooster Pike/Rt.50 in the Village of Mariemont)
Admission: Eisele Gallery is free and open to the public
Parking: Free parking in lot located behind gallery