The Armory Show – Presents: Annie Lapin

Javits Center | New York City, 9 - 12 September 2021 
Booth P34

VIP Preview (Invitation only): Thursday, September 9th
Public Hours: Friday, September 10th, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 11th, 12pm – 8pm
Sunday, September 12th, 12pm – 7pm

 Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to debut a solo presentation of new paintings on linen and framed paintings on Yupo paper by Los Angeles-based Annie Lapin. These works will be on view at The Armory Show in New York City from September 9th – 12th, 2021.


Continuing her interest in merging the genres of abstraction, figuration, and landscape, these new works draw from various art historical references. Figures become consumed into epic environments that emerge from large swaths of gestural abstraction. Polychromatic cloudy skyscapes are rendered with photorealistic detail, as textural treelines signal the sublime imagery of romantic landscape painting, conjuring a sense of mystery, spirituality, and fervor.


While referencing numerous moments of art history, the vivid color and radical collapsing of foreground and background within Lapin’s newest paintings situates her pictorial space as strikingly contemporary. In Various Light Cones, a diminutive equestrian figure is not so much overshadowed by sweeping vistas as it is by heaps of poured paint, with the pigment in turn taking on a monolithic terrestrial quality.


Debuting at The Armory Show is a series of framed paintings on Yupo paper. These expressive works provide the artist a more gestural process of paint application, as swirls of color intermingle and shift the painting from abstraction to representation, and back again. Misty atmospheric spaces become punctuated with figures, vegetation, and deep space, providing the viewer with a window into a dynamic and ever evolving terrain.



 Annie Lapin (b. 1978, Washington, D.C.) received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, and her BA from Yale University in 2001. Lapin lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; Josh Lilley, London; Annarumma Gallery, Naples; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara.

Lapin’s work is included in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; and Zabludowicz Collection, London.