Blueprint Paintings

Hartnett Gallery / University of Rochester / 2014

"In Blueprint Paintings, LoPresti eschews the prismatic tinting of his previous work, and reduces his palette to a single, blue-grey color. Whether rendering the epic landscape of Nevada Test Site, where the US tested over a thousand nuclear weapons during the Cold War, or the explosive 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens, which showered fine grey ash on his childhood home in Washington State, LoPresti’s newest body of work registers an attenuated response to cataclysmic disruption." - From the press release