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Anthony Dortch: HUSK

March 6 - 29, 2015
Opening reception, Friday, March 6, from 6-9pm

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present HUSK, a solo exhibition of large-scale mixed media portraits by Anthony Dortch. The exhibition will be on view from March 6th to 29th, 2015. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 6th from 6 – 9pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, located at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

“We all have our own unique hopes, fears, dreams, pains, talents, and experiences. Those near and close to us—our family and friends—know where we’ve been, accept what we’ve become and, still, gently allow us to grow. Such growing space provides the unique opportunity for the extraordinary.” – Anthony Dortch

HUSK refers to a person’s dry rough outer layer. When the shell is stripped away, the essence of character remains. Dortch internalizes this essence and interprets these feelings into two levels of emotion, those expressed and those that lie deep within.

Dortch draws focus towards the inner self by recalling the bold colors and faux machismo of comic book art and the active brushstrokes of futurism. Relying on his intuition and emotional reaction to a subject, Dortch creates a gestural likeness that is guided by emotion and freed from the limitations of traditional formalist portraiture.

Anthony Dortch spent much of his young life in the heartland of the United States, Ohio. He attended The Colorado Springs School. There, under the influence of one of his early mentors, Judy Campbell, Dortch gave to canvas a theme that can be traced from his earliest days of expression…NO ONE IS ORDINARY.


Cynthia Laureen Vogt: Unsettled Alphabets

February 5 - March 1, 2015
Opening reception, Friday, February 6, from 6-9pm

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Unsettled Alphabets, a solo exhibition of recent pieces by
Cynthia Laureen Vogt. Unsettled Alphabets features collage works generated from Polaroid photographs and digital video stills as unique, accordion-fold artist’s books. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, February 6th from 6 – 9pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, located at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Printed on a variety of papers and transparency film, Vogt’s books are intimately-sewn and layered compositions offering anatomies of language marked by pulsing rhythms. Photographed wooden letters loom large on the pages, their three-dimensional appearance occasionally at variance with silhouetted figures.  Alternately, the semblance of physicality in both figures and letters draw a closer correlation. Use of photographic soft focus and blurred, slightly vanishing traces of matter, along with strong shadows and striated patterns lend these pieces a subtle hint of film noir. 

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Vogt now lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona, where she has also taught photography as well as conducted classes with the Tucson Arts Museum. She has exhibited her photography and artist’s books for over thirty years at venues both in the United States and abroad, including the Center for Contemporary Arts, the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, and the Nippon Polaroid Center in Japan. Vogt has published her work in a photographic essay as part of Woody Vasulka’s “The Brotherhood,” and her work has been reviewed in such publications as THE Magazine and Nippon Camera. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections.


Ulrike Stadler: Tulips Dying and Crying

Ulrike Stadler: Tulips Dying and Crying?
January 8 - February 1, 2015
Opening reception, Friday, January 9, from 6-8pm

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Tulips Dying and Crying, a solo exhibition of works by Ulrike Stadler. The exhibition will feature twelve encaustic paintings. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, January 9th from 6 – 8pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, located at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

“I planted tulip bulbs next to a sliding door which leads from my studio into the front yard. The first spring they blossomed beautifully. When the time came that they started to wilt I was thrilled by the changes the whole plants slowly underwent. Not only that they produced the most fascinating colors, but stems and leaves underwent amazing contortions where leaves turned into weather beaten sails and stems started to crawl like snakes on the           ¬¬ground.”

Stadler uses vibrant brushstrokes to celebrate the lifecycle of a flower in twelve paintings. Using encaustic,—a medium that only hardens and never dries – Stadler paints the wilting process in brilliant hues. Based on paintings made over two thousand years ago, the intensity of the medium gives the impression of having been only created yesterday. 

Born in Germany, Stadler received a B.A. in Fine Art at the Klosterschule in Hamburg focusing additionally in philosophy and medieval languages at the University of Hamburg. In 1965, she immigrated to New York City and in the early 1990’s she permanently moved to Maine. Her only guided training in art took place during the last three years of school while working towards her B.A. Since then, her education consisted of studying the work of other artists. Rilke once said in his letters to a young poet that the most profound things take place in a realm beyond words. “It is the process of painting that I find most important. Painting is the means by which I work through those things I cannot address with reason or rationale. At the same time, it is always a celebration in and of color.” Stadler has exhibited work in New York and Maine for more than 30 years, and her paintings are held in private collections in the U.S and Internationally. Stadler has been a member of the Amos Eno Gallery in New York since 1996.