My recent panoramic scans reclaim photography’s radical potential to challenge audiences’ perceptual habits and expectations without turning to painting or collage for further manipulation or defiguration. They are purist attempts to build new abstract frameworks in which to capture a broader spectrum of action and information.

Captured in one continuous motion, my methods require adjustments in my physicality and gesture. No cutups, mashups, or overlays, and no hiding the artifacts of image sensor interpolation or stitching algorithms. Influenced by my capture methods, these fractious processes become enmeshed with subject matter as vestiges of time and motion.

Manspreading and Other Radical Acts of an Assertive, Straight, CIS, Non-Toxic, Unprivileged, White Male (2022)


Eric Laverty (b. 1965, Detroit. MI) studied painting with Gerhard Richter at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany (1991-93); photography with Jim Dow at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1987-89); and concentrated in anthroplogy and history of art and architecture during undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1983-87).

Laverty lives and works in both Detroit and Brooklyn. His photography and paintings are in private collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan.


Eric P. Laverty




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