Solo exhibition by NYC-based artist Eric LoPresti examining the post-Cold War landscape of the American Southwest. Comprised of oil paintings, large-format watercolors, digital works and a multi-channel video (a new medium for the artist), Superbloom opens on October 4 at New Mexico State University Art Gallery. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of performances and events.
Exhibition dates – 10.4.2018–1.5.2019
Opening Reception – Thursdya 10.04.2018 – 5:30 PM
Aikido Performance – Saturday 10.06.2018 – 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion and Performance – Saturday 12.1.2018
Center-Surround is a two-channel video which juxtaposes a video of a multiple-person martial arts practice with an animation describing nuclear weapons explosions. Looping every four hours, Center-Surround uses the intimacy of hand-to-hand combat to reframe the impersonal violence of weapons of mass destruction.
In October 2018 Center-Surround will be exhibited as part of Superbloom.
What color is an atomic blast, and what does that mean for us in 2018? In this wide-ranging presentation, Brooklyn-based artist Eric LoPresti discusses his artwork, contemporary theories of aesthetics and how thinking about color vision can change our understanding of nuclear weapons.
University Forum Lecture at Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
Sep. 26, 2018, 7:30pm to 9pm
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art / Harry Reid Center
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Interview with Richard Prum
So pleased to speak with Yale ornithologist Richard Prum about his Pulitzer-Prize nominated book, the Evolution of Beauty, in my studio today. Part of a collaboration with Art F City's Paddy Johnson on challenges to contemporary aesthetics. More coming soon!
Interview with David Salle
Paddy Johnson, of Art F City, and I had NY David Salle in the studio today to talk about his book "How To See" in the context of contemporary aesthetics. Part of a project we're spinning up for fall.
Video profile about An Ocean of Light
Great visual introduction to my approach to painting about nuclear weapons, and how color ultimately drove this show. Thanks to Jarrett DePasquale for the great studio shots!
Very excited for my next solo exhibition at Burning in Water NYC. Featuring large oil paintings and collaged digital prints, this show will be about deserts, defense and the evolution of beauty.
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The Barrick Museum recently acquired two of watercolors for their permanent collection. They will be on display in this excellent group show at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Artists: China Adams, Linda Alterwitz, Audrey Barcio, Tim Bavington, Elizabeth Blau, Catherine Borg, Diane Bush, Gig Depio, Andreana Donahue, Jacqueline Ehlis, Justin Favela, Ash Ferlito with Matt Taber, Noelle Garcia, Nancy Good, Maureen Halligan, Clarity Haynes, Stephen Hendee, Brent Holmes, Bobbie Ann Howell, Alexa Hoyer, Eri King, Branden Koch, Fay Ku, Wendy Kveck, Eric LoPrest, Julie Oppermann, Tom Pfannerstill, Krystal Ramirez, Kim Rugg, JK Russ, Sean Russell, Daniel Samaniego, Aaron Sheppard, Sean Slattery, Lance Smith, Brent Sommerhauser, Laurens Tan, Ryan Wallace, Mary Warner, Mikayla Whitmore, Thomas Ray Willis, Amy Yoes, and Almond Zigmund
Staging Ground Magazine presents interviews and work by six artists: Sophie K. Arnold, Khara Devlin Gilvey, Tim Kent, Eric LoPresti, Jeremy Mangan, and Enis Sefersah.
This fall I will be speaking at YSU, but first: psyched to be participating in a group show of international artists exploring location and time.
Artist: Andy Curlowe, Andrea Joki, Matthew Kolodziej, Eric LoPresti, Susanne Slavick
Catalog with images
Featured in The Fullest
This spring, Clara Malley interviewed me in my studio, then wrote this great piece
NMSU has invited me to mount a solo exhibition at their spacious Las Cruces gallery this fall. Superbloom will include large format watercolors, a video installation and public events about the confluence of apocalypse and sublime in the American West.
From the Press Release:
Superbloom is a solo exhibition by NYC-based artist Eric LoPresti at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery opening in September of 2018. Sited a mere 97 miles from Trinity, location of the first atomic bomb, the exhibition outlines an expansive framework within which viewers can meditate on two increasingly relevant antipodes of human experience: the quest for aesthetic expression, and the threat of global apocalypse.
Exhibit: October 4 – January 5, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:30p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Oct 10 Artist Talk at NMSU
New York City-based artist Eric LoPresti will be in Las Cruces Oct. 8-10 after a visit to the Trinity site in preparation for his exhibition at the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University in 2018. LoPresti will give an artist lecture about the project at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at NMSU’s Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 125.
Barrick Museum Collection and Exhibition
Two watercolors from 2014 have entered the collection of the Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where they will be shown in a group exhibition 2/2/2018
Curated by Fred Fleisher and Michelle Vitale, at Hudson County Community College, NJ, July 6 - August 1
High Octane Presents!
Curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa w Fred Fleisher, Ace Hotel, Palm Springs NV (April 7,8,9)
Exhibited: Invisible Self Portrait, Unique digital print, generated from custom algorithm, 43" x 43", 2006/2017
A framework for creating and performing live musical compositions based upon chaotic multi-person interactions, using aikido randori, or freestyle practice, as a model for conflict resolution. Proposal for LACMA Art + Technology Lab
Wednesday January 18, 7pm
An art benefit to protect the lives of migrants, organized by David Fierman.
Salon 94 Freemans, NYC
No More Deaths is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Artist's talk in conversation with Paddy Johnson, Saturday, January 28, 2pm
Paddy Johnson (director, curator and founder of ArtFCity) will be speaking with me about my current work.
Elizabeth Houston Gallery, 190 Orchard Street, NYC
Colorblind Test - Warhol Flowers
2007 digital print donated to the Wassaic Project
Solo Exhibition NYC
Very pleased to announce my next solo exhibition: 'Blooms' will open November 16 at Elizabeth Houston Gallery in NYC. I'll be showing large format watercolors about beauty and destruction, based on images of lewisia flowers and nuclear weapons. #elizabethhoustongallery#nevadatestsite
Particles on the Wall
Group show at the new Reach Museum, Richland WA (June 28 through Oct 21, 2016)
New Mexico State University has invited me to fill there beautiful 4,000 sqft galleries in Spring of 2018. Title TBD.
International Day Against Nuclear Testing Exhibition,
Vienna International Centre, Vienna Austria
I'm pleased to be included in this groundbreaking group exhibition at IDEA at Colorado College (upcoming)
Deep End, at The Wassaic Project, Wassiac NY
Three works from the PCL series are on display as part of the Wassaic Festival, from now through 9/20/2015
International Day Against Nuclear Testing Exhibition
Very pleased to be sending works to this group exhibition, organized by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna Austria.
Two small PCL-CD works are on display at the excellent Mighty Teiton, Tieton WA
Published by the Artist
Three prints of a nuclear subsidence crater and chrysanthemum will be available as part of a group exhibition, through IPCNY, NYC
Article XIV Conference
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Winner, Studio Space Grant in DUMBO
Honored and pleased to have been granted a new, larger studio space, by the Two Trees / Walentas Family Foundation. I moved down the street from my old studio as of April 1.
Solo Exhibition at University of Rochester
Where: Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester NY
Opening Exhibition at the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center
Very pleased to have my painting of an Unidentified Structure (2009) as part of this important museum's permanent collection in my hometown of Richland WA.
Works Featured in Trendbook Texworld
Particles on the Wall
For collectors near Seattle WA, PoTW will be featuring my paintings as part of a group exhibition in University District. Contact me for details.
Opens: Friday April 19, 2014
Exhibition runs: 4/19/2014 - 5/9/2014
Artist Talk at the Apple Store in NYC
I've been invited to speak about my studio practice and new artwork at the Apple Store in New York. This event is organized by the great folks at UpriseArt.
7-8pm, March 12, 2014
Apple Store at 401 W 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
Event Details: www.apple.com - events
Three of my new watercolors are included in this expansive and excellent group show. Kunsthalle Galapagos is an influential gallery showing emerging artists in an independent context.
Mar 6 - April 12, 2014 (EXTENDED through 4/12)
Solo exhibition at the National Atomic Test Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institute. Paintings about the Nevada Test Site were placed directly adjacent or within the Museum's exhibits about the technology, history and controversy of US nuclear weapon production.
Summer 2013, Las Vegas
Curator Jacob Rhodes placed sculptor Amanda Browder and myself into an anonymous creative partnership he called a Forced Collaboration, requiring the creative destruction of each other's work. The results were revealing, eye-popping, and a complete surprise to each artist.
Field Projects, NYC.