Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Louis N LaPierre - Painter

"Needed" acrylic on wood panel
Louis N. LaPierre
Name:Louis N. LaPierre
City/State: St Paul, MN profile:
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Louis N LaPierre hails from St. Paul Minnesota. He was born, learned
to walk and create. He is still walking, and doesn't remember when he
began painting. His favorite thing to do is watch, and his second is
to paint. Louis uses art to find comfort in the uncomfortable, and a
way to cope with the inevitable. Since his graduation from CVA in
Saint Paul Minnesota in 2005 he has adopted a vigorous art practice in
a variety of mediums. His work can be seen in many venues and on
projects such as album covers, gig posters, steel, books, galleys,
film, private collections and murals across the U.S.A.

"A to B" acrylic on wood

Tell me about your work?
What are you currently working on? How is this different from past projects?
My work is a constant revolving door. Some times a piece I'm working on
comes to fruition instantly, some times in mingles in a large pile for
an undetermined amount of time. I start twice as much as I want to
finish. And end up not finishing enough. projects tend to be like a
rolling ball of snow. They are not independent from one another. Time
is the only separation. Currently I think I'm going to focus more on
fishing. There is plenty of time to create when I have to trudge to
the studio.

"What is Art?" is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but
what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What
statement do you hope to make?

Art is a attempt to connect. We all want to feel connected, somehow.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist?

“Why walk, when you can run in circles” G'd Out Anthony

Tell me about your work space and your creative process.
As long as I pay attention things come together I'm some sort of
subconscious capacity. Its really all just a study in how everything
connects. I have a place were I actually apply paint to a substrate
but all the important stuff happens elsewhere.

"On Looker" acrylic on paper

Who are some of the Minnesota artists you enjoy?
George Thompson (Trans Plant):
Broken Crow:
Michael Gaughan:
Jennifer Davis:

If I were to follow you around to see art in Minnesota, which places
would we go? What would we see?
Walker Art Center:
Cult Status:
Bridge: (Gotta find that one yourself)
Soap Factory:

Where do you go online for good art resources, whether to find a new
artist, or to see what is going on in the art world locally and
Springboard for the arts( ) and are the best recorces in MN by far. This website is a
good one to stumble upon new artists ( ).

"Blue Bird", acrylic and silkscreen on paper

Do you have any exhibits to promote in the near future?
Closing Party!
Cult Status Gallery
2913 Harriet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Closing Reception: Saturday, September 17th 7pm-1am
Music By: makr/brodR (Mark Mcgee and Andrew Broder)

Cult Status Gallery is pleased to announce Nay-Say, featuring the art
of J. Wasyk and Louis N. LaPierre. Cohabitants of the same St. Paul
studio for four years, Wasyk and LaPierre have created all the work in
this show within their studio walls. While both of their work explores
contemporary issues of environment and space, their end results are
polar opposites.

Their individual approaches to making art have
created an ongoing argument at the studio. J. Wasyk insists that there
must be a vision of the final product and executes it to a tee without
straying. He doesn't start until he knows that his vision can be
perfectly fulfilled in the end. Conversely, Louis insists that the
vision must come through the process and never knows what the final
product will look like until he is done.

Their collaboration within
the walls of Cult Status creates a body of work with vast differences
and few similarities, all stemming from the same conversations and

"Eat Until You Cant" acrylic and silkscreen on paper

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