Last week, AM had the opportunity to drop by Eric White’s Brooklyn studio, and got a sneak peak of his space and some of the work for his upcoming exhibit “LP,” opening at Sloan Fine Art Sept. 12. As the title implies, the show will consist of White’s interpretations of classic album coversâ€”more specifically, those from before 1983, the year when he got his first CD player. At first glance, the 12″ paintings often look exactly like record sleeves from Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd and others that we’ve all seen hundreds of times. But on closer inspection, White has used his impressive technical skills to subtly reinterpret the cover art, injecting his own allusions and twisted humor to make these works even more deeply personal.
And if “LP” wasn’t enough to convince you that he is a big music fan, White will be having a print show in conjunction with All Tomorrow’s Parties New York 2009, the weekend-long indie music festival in the Catskills Sept. 11-13.Â AM will be attending ATP and White’s opening at Sloan, so stay tuned for lots more from this talented artist next week. In the meantime, check out all the images from our studio visit, after the jump.