Eric Whites hyper-intensive, distortedly lucid paintings explore the shifting boundaries between beauty and horror. Developing out of the artists fascination with the illusionary properties and constructions of film, the paintings in Motion Pictures examine the varying layers of human perception by manipulating planes of focus, form, and color. Designed to approximate the ratio of the cinemascope film frame, they are larger in scale than Whites previous work and stunning in their visual impact. Accompanying the exhibition is Eric White: Blue Folds of Skin, the newest in Smart Art Presss Pinspot Series of artists books. An informal and unrestricted journey through the warped pages of the artists sketchbooks, the book combines grotesque drawings, obscure texts, dream recollections, and amateur poetry to explore themes of paranoia, metaphysics, eroticism, nostalgia, and joy.
Eric White at Smart Art Press