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Eric LoPresti

An Ocean of Light

12 April - 26 May 2018

Oil on linen

Oil on linen, 60 x 40”, 2017

Oil and flashed on linen

Trinity with Blue Line
Oil, flashe on linen, 50x38", 2017

Rocks with orange tape mark

Rocks with orange tape mark
Oil, ink, colored pencil and white acrylic paint on linen, 26x20", 2018

Yucca Flat with Colored Tapes

Yucca Flat with Colored Tapes
Oil on linen, 44x33", 2018
Shown installed on painted wall as part of this exhibition

Oil, ink and crayon on linen

Hearts and Spikes
Oil on linen, 60x40”, 2017

Spiky cactus with colored tapes

Spiky cactus with colored tapes
Oil on linen, 50x38”, 2017

Oil on linen

Small Yucca Flat painting
Oil on linen, 26x20”, 2018

Digital print

Chromophore (Knothole, palette)
Digital print, 2017

Slider drawing with blue disruption

Slider drawing with blue disruption
Gouache, graphite, oil crayon and sharpie on paper,  2017

Press Release

Burning in Water - New York is pleased to present An Ocean of Light - an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist Eric LoPresti. The exhibition encompasses several types of media, including large paintings on linen, mixed media works on paper and altered digital photographs.

Employing a range of approaches to his theme, Eric LoPresti constructs a multifaceted depiction of the American West that scrutinizes our physical environment within the contexts of both the expansive narrative of the atomic age and the artist’s own personal history.

While the globally-transformative story of the development and testing of nuclear weapons suffuses these works, LoPresti’s visual field shifts constantly and seamlessly from the micro- to the macroscopic. As with the infinitely elusive location of a particle in quantum mechanics, LoPresti presents a vision of the American West whose physical characteristics and historical associations defy any attempt to be perceived and comprehended from a fixed viewpoint.

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