Monaural: LP paintings
IDEA: Painting a tribute to music and its lost forms.
WHAT: A group of new paintings focuses on famous album covers. White mixes up both the original content as well as the meaning of these images and forces us to look and interpret them again. A large freestanding work is based on the legendary ‘White Album’ aptly titled The Beatles (2016). It is a centrepiece of the exhibition. White recreated the gatefold record as a sculpture painting five times the scale of the original, a monument to music.
WHY: The recognition of their design is shared by many of us on an unspoken visceral level. Present in our visual memory, they are an expression of a period or particular time in our lives. According to #MikeNewton : “These are exercises in both loving fidelity to their widely-revered sources, and cheeky impertinence in the face of fading cultural legacies.”
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Eric White, Never Mind The Bollocks, 2016 Oil on panel, vinyl, 60" x 60"
Eric White, Nine LPs 2009 - 2012, Oil on panel, nine parts Each: 12" x 12"
Eric White, Third 2009, Oil on panel, 12" x 12"
Eric White, Songs In The Key Of Life, 2009 oil on panel, 12" x 12"
Eric White, Sings The Blues LP, 2016 Oil on panel, 60" x 60"