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Eric LoPresti

artist, self in Brooklyn

Flowers and Nuclear Warfare

PRESENTED ON SEP 01, 2016
IN NEW YORK @ VOL 16

“I Think about the relationship to perception…..seeing is believing.”

In "Flowers and Nuclear Warfare" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Eric LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American west, exploring relationships between science, identity, history and conflict. Following in the painterly tradition of the apocalyptic sublime, LoPresti’s artistic practice explores how our lives are shaped by trauma and beauty.

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BY DAVID SEWELL
IN TOWNSVILLE

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