Eric LoPresti
No Blue Skies
February 6th - March 10th, 2013

Eric LoPresti’s landscapes are investigations into the “apocalyptic sublime.” Whether rendering nuclear test sites, aerial views of the scarred desert of eastern Washington State where he grew up, or undisclosed explosions across a region’s expanse, LoPresti’s environments are ones of man-made disruption. In his new paintings, LoPresti continues his use of the color field gradient to represent another landscape in transition. Featuring 15-foot canvas of an ominous dust cloud, No Blue Skies presents the terrifying, exhilarating moment when the shock of circumstance blinds us to both past and future.

 

 

 

 

White Out Oil and India ink on linen, 60"x45", 2012

Deep Field Oil and colored ink on linen, 40"x30", 2013

Study for Dust Cloud Watercolor, ink on paper, 18"x8", 2012

Dust Circle Oil on linen, 40"x30", 2012

Spectral Dust Cloud / No Blue Skies Oil and India ink on linen, 54"x42", 2013

Photo by Owen Keogh  

Photo by Owen Keogh  

Photo by Owen Keogh  

Photo by Owen Keogh  

Photo by Owen Keogh  

Photo by Owen Keogh  

Photo by Owen Keogh  

Photo by Owen Keogh  

Photo by Owen Keogh