Asia Morris at Long Beach Post wrote "The Long Beach Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition, 14 Paintings That Will Leave You Speechless," an exhibition that includes Eric's PENTAPLEX: Coming Attractions (2013).
The artists featured in Masterworks are from diverse backgrounds; each painting of the 14 featured works reflects upon a broad spectrum of genres, scenes and movements. The entire exhibition asks what a decade means to an artist, summarized in the thoughts, theories and personalities each painter brings to their culminating work. Substantive objects are placed within fantastical, dream-like scenes, conventional pictorial environments are disrupted with the artist’s surrealist narrative. The paintings in Masterworks drift between fantasy and reality in a world where the artists are heavily influenced by the oftentimes overwhelming availability of information from today’s online society. Each painting represents a decade of dedication, creative expertise and stands as the product of a career’s worth of grueling work and artistic excellence.
“In the Museum’s 60-plus years of collecting and exhibiting art by contemporary artists, its relationship with them has been one of collaboration and respect,” said Ron Nelson in a statement, executive director of the Long Beach Museum of Art. “This exhibition is another example of that respectful relationship. The genesis of this exhibition came about in conversations with artists about their work and responses to today’s cultural environment, which is increasingly filled and stimulated with images due to our 24/7 online society.”
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Thank you Asia and Long Beach Post!