The Art Scene 12.22.16

Local Art News
"Preston Hollow #2," an inkjet print by William Eric Brown

At Harper’s Apartment

“Twenty Sixteen,” an exhibition of new photographs and handmade books by William Eric Brown, is on view at Harper’s Apartment, the Manhattan outpost of Harper’s Books of East Hampton, through Jan. 19.

Mr. Brown’s dreamlike, stratified compositions result from an elaborate process that combines film and digital photography with gestural painting. Beginning with personalized photographs shot on film, he selectively scans images of lush forests, domestic interiors, barren airports, and urban landscapes, into digital files.

Over- and under-exposed images and the pixelation caused by low resolution files are integral to the images, which are printed with an inkjet or lightjet printer and then coated with desaturated acrylic pigment or spray-painted onto the surface using stencils. The pictures then pass through an inkjet printer a second time, with a different photograph layered over the applied paint.

The address of Harper’s Apartment can be learned by calling Harper’s Books, at 631-324-1131.