Exhibit: No Blue Skies by Eric LoPresti at Kunsthalle Galapagos
February 7 – March 10, 2013
Opening Thursday, February 7, 6-9pm
Afternoon Reception Sunday, February 17, 2-5pm
Image by Eric LoPresti, Spectral Dust Cloud/No Blue Skies, Oil and India ink on linen, 54″x 42″, 2013
Kunsthalle Galapagos proudly opens No Blue Skies, a solo exhibition of new work by Eric LoPresti, on February 7, 2013, from 6 – 9pm.
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 haunting 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 a15-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.
Based in spirit on the collaborative and experimental kunsthalle model found in Europe, Kunsthalle Galapagos is run and curated by a group of volunteer artists and curators. We strive to be a multi-disciplinary artist-centric space that exhibits new visually and intellectually engaging work, while providing artists the opportunity to create outside the boundaries of commercial concerns. We showcase emerging and established artists, both local and international, who actively challenge convention.
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