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Lola Rose Thompson

Lola Rose Thompson

About Lola Rose Thompson

Lola Rose Thompson was born in Studio City, CA and now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She studied sculpture at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and received her BFA from Otis College of Fine Arts. Thompson’s work employs metaphor, simile, metonymy, and other literary devices to create conceptual proximity between disparate things, and to editorialize and re-contextualize the objects she makes or finds. She is interested in the idea that objects can receive and transmit information that they may or may not contain; and moreover, that these objects have vast stores of data that may be difficult to see. The drawings, sculptures, and installations she makes are often accompanied by text; lengthy, prose-like titles that imply or describe the multiple connotative potentials of objects and words, which have previously been veiled by their exhaustive utility. She describes her work as “an invitation to the party,” encouraging the viewer to personally identify with the subjects of her works.

STATEMENT

"I am interested in the idea that objects can receive and transmit information that they may or may not contain; and moreover, that these objects have vast stores of data and figures, that may be difficult to see. The drawings, sculptures, and installations I make are often accompanied by text; lengthy, prose- like titles that imply or describe the multiple connotative potentials of objects and words, which have previously been veiled by their exhaustive utility. I want to create unlikely empathies, and unearth the improbable similarities shared between distant things, for example the President and the World’s Tallest Woman, magic and big government, or physics and psychics. I employ metaphor, simile, metonymy, and other literary devices to create conceptual proximity between disparate things, and to editorialize and re-contextualize the objects I make or find. I am influenced by investigative journalism, headlines, the editorializing of popular culture, magic, medicine, science, and the new age.” - Lola Rose Thompson

 

PRESS

February 2015, "Lola Rose Thompson Edits Herself," Grahpite Journal

July 2015, "Lola Rose Thompson's Dissolving Watercolor Portraits," Juxtapoz Magazine

July-August 2017, "Lola Rose Thompson: 'Flowers to Make Up for Everything,'" Curate LA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017, Flowers to make up for everything, The Lodge. Los Angeles, CA
2016, Tappan at Platform | Spatially Speaking. Los Angeles, CA


        
Girls Achieving Full Levitation Girls Achieving Full Levitation
Girls Achieving Full Levitation
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Famous Flowers And Bees That Loved Them Famous Flowers And Bees That Loved Them
Famous Flowers And Bees That Loved Them
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Venus Agonizing About The Most Recent Software Update Venus Agonizing About The Most Recent Software Update
Venus Agonizing About The Most Recent Software Update
from $ 1,000.00 Sold
Self Portrait as Kylie Jenner’s Girl On The Side Self Portrait as Kylie Jenner’s Girl On The Side
Self Portrait as Kylie Jenner’s Girl On The Side
from $ 750.00
A Femme Fatale Who Failed to Fully Apparate A Femme Fatale Who Failed to Fully Apparate
A Femme Fatale Who Failed to Fully Apparate
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A Committee Meets to Discuss Tactics for Defeating Violent Fundamentalists A Committee Meets to Discuss Tactics for Defeating Violent Fundamentalists
A Committee Meets to Discuss Tactics for Defeating Violent Fundamentalists
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Shocked And Appalled Shocked And Appalled
Shocked And Appalled
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Trying Not To Cry On The Dance Floor Trying Not To Cry On The Dance Floor
Trying Not To Cry On The Dance Floor
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Officials in Pakistan Consult Astrologist to Divine Possible Locations of Future Drone Strikes Officials in Pakistan Consult Astrologist to Divine Possible Locations of Future Drone Strikes
Officials in Pakistan Consult Astrologist to Divine Possible Locations of Future Drone Strikes
from $ 160.00
Flowers To Make Up For Death (Tulips) Flowers To Make Up For Death (Tulips)
Flowers To Make Up For Death (Tulips)
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A Powerful Heartbreaker Reveling In Her Utter Lack of Moral Fibre A Powerful Heartbreaker Reveling In Her Utter Lack of Moral Fibre
A Powerful Heartbreaker Reveling In Her Utter Lack of Moral Fibre
from $ 850.00 Sold
(Venus is Tired Because-) Being Worshipped Is Harder Than It Looks (Venus is Tired Because-) Being Worshipped Is Harder Than It Looks
(Venus is Tired Because-) Being Worshipped Is Harder Than It Looks
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Bowie in Drag Bowie in Drag
Bowie in Drag
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People Trying to Communicate Telepathically And Improving Gradually People Trying to Communicate Telepathically And Improving Gradually
People Trying to Communicate Telepathically And Improving Gradually
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A Goddess Feeling Especially Full of Herself A Goddess Feeling Especially Full of Herself
A Goddess Feeling Especially Full of Herself
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Shame Spiral Shame Spiral
Shame Spiral
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Girls Competing for Each Other's Affection Girls Competing for Each Other's Affection
Girls Competing for Each Other's Affection
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A Sexpot Relinquishing Her Power In Exchange For Unlimited Data A Sexpot Relinquishing Her Power In Exchange For Unlimited Data
A Sexpot Relinquishing Her Power In Exchange For Unlimited Data
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People Trying to Communicate Telepathically But There's No Service People Trying to Communicate Telepathically But There's No Service
People Trying to Communicate Telepathically But There's No Service
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A Cosmic Goddess On A Pollen Pillow A Cosmic Goddess On A Pollen Pillow
A Cosmic Goddess On A Pollen Pillow
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Venus Having an Extremely Good Hair Day Venus Having an Extremely Good Hair Day
Venus Having an Extremely Good Hair Day
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