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Eric White (yes, again!) at Galleria Antonio Colombo, Milan

by Suzanne on September 12th, 2011

The One by Eric White, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 cm, 2004 - click to enlarge

Yep, we've only just featured Eric but here he is again, this time with his first ever solo show in Italy! Automatic will open this Thursday, September 15 and present a comprehensive selection of his work - oil paintings, drawings and limited edition prints - focussing on post-war cinematics and the heyday of the American car industry.

Most of the exhibited works deal with the rather Ballardesque theme of the interiors of (vintage) cars and the events taking place in them - presented in a voyeuristic manner of weirdly angled shots through the car windows.

Because that's such a great topic that you should discover for yourself and in real-life, I decided to not post any pictures of what you can expect but instead illustrate the post with Eric's hair series because I'm mean like that.

Another One by Eric White, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 cm, 2004 - click to enlarge

And you know what's particularly amazing about this show? Someone actually managed the almost humanly impossible: To write a fantastic, unpretentious press release. So let's have some of it:

"Eric White can be considered one of the great pioneers of the oneiric Realism that draws on American film culture prior to World War II to create original psychedelic visions in the most refined painterly manner, deceptively referencing the customary vision of the imagery of the America Dream. His works often seem to lurk behind a very thin veil, an impalpable membrane that separates the real world from the realm of dreams, a land of infinite meetings, sensations, oddities."

Details below.

A Last One by Eric White, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 cm, 2004 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011, 6 PM onwards

On show: Sep 15 - Nov 19, 2011

Address: Galleria Antonio Colombo, via Solferino 44, 20121 Milan, Italy, tel: +39 0229060171, email: info@colomboarte.com

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 3 - 7 PM

Press release

Artist's website

WurzelForum discussion

Eric White Website Overhaul

by Suzanne on August 5th, 2011

No Neutral Thoughts by Eric White, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2008 - click to enlarge

Yesterday afternoon, Eric White informed me about his new and improved website - now sporting a semi-secret archive including some exciting never-before-seen works!

You can also vote for his next print release by choosing your favourites here.

I've been following Eric since... FOREVER... and instead of writing a lengthy, pretentious article about why he is such a genius, I'll just let you come to that conclusion yourself by the God-given gift of your eyes and the art of observation and by paying particular attention to his obsession with alienating yet voyeuristic Lynchesque interiors and nekkid women carrying around giant male heads...

A Gentleman's Mistake by Eric White, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2008 - click to enlarge

The Settle-Down by Eric White, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2008 - click to enlarge

.... or wearing them:

On The Air by Eric White, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches, 2008 - click to enlarge

Untitled (Jason's Painting) by Eric White, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2006 - click to enlarge

WHAT?! It's a creepy nightmarish niche that not many would want to inhabit, forsho, but someone's gotta do it.

And a bonus picture to send you off into the weekend because it's oh so wrong it's almost... no, it's just deliciously wrong:

"Nam!" 1949 an RKO Picture by Eric White, oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches, 1999 - click to enlarge

Dangerous Women (& Men) in NYC

by Suzanne on July 25th, 2008

Girl with Towel Turban by Dan Witz, oil and mixed media on canvas, 2006

N.B.: I'm sorry that due to my (still unsuccessful) job hunting posting here on the WurzelBlog® has slowed down so dramatically. Please bear with me.

Artist friend Susan Jamison kindly informed me about an exciting summer group exhibition that opened at DFN Gallery in NYC the other night:

Dangerous Women showcases the paintings, videos and mixed media works of 12 female and 6 male artists.

The title was inspired by a series of works by Rafael Perez which will of course be on show too.

Further information below.

No Neutral Thoughts by Eric White, oil on canvas, 2008

On show: July 24 - August 29, 2008

Featuring: Dan Witz, Eric White, Alison Blickle, Susan Jamison, Sarah Bereza, Adela Leibowitz, Melanie Vote, et al.

Address: DFN Gallery, 210 11th Ave (at W. 25th Street), 6th floor, NY 10001, NYC, tel: (212) 334-3400 | Map

Gallery hours: Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM

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