Current Exhibiton:

Susan Camp & Sam Jones: Rapture by Proxy

September 3 - 26, 2015
Reception: Friday, September 11, 6-8PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present an installation of new works by Susan Camp and Samantha Jones. This is their first two-person exhibition presented by Amos Eno Gallery. A reception will be held on Friday, September 11th from 6 - 8 pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Susan Camp and Samantha Jones live and work in Maine. Both artists explore the relationship between material culture and human desire for control over our environment. The balance between rural and urban, constructed and natural, is a tenuous one: calling into question the motives of human manipulation and the entropic and subversive forces in our environment and our collective psyche.

While coming from different directions, Camp and Jones have found significant crossover in their work. Each artist evaluates the interplay between nature and artifice, seeing both beauty and tragedy in their fusion. Jones creates fantastic overgrown hybrids from cheap, industrial materials and glass. Camp utilizes gathered and cultivated plant materials to etch images into copper.  She also fabricates molds of body parts and uses them to constrain gourds while they are growing in her gardens.

An unsettling tone develops within Camp’s and Jones’s work, somewhere between the sterile eye of science and the lyrical, overwrought cadence of the baroque. Each body of work brings us to a place that exists at limits of beauty, and hints at the unexpected threat of the mundane.

Susan Camp is a sculptor, printmaker, organic grower and community practitioner. Her work reflects fascination and concern with the changing practices of food production and the manipulation of species in a landscape increasingly dominated by corporate farming. Susan exhibits nationally and was the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission and Harry Faust art Fund public sculpture grant. She lives in rural Maine where she regularly collaborates with members of her own species and representatives of others, including gourds.

Samantha Jones received her MFA from Tyler School of Art, at Temple University in Philadelphia. She remains fascinated by the dialogue between the urban and wild, pairing industrial & synthetic materials with a baroque temperament. She currently lives on the coast of Maine, and continues to exhibit her work throughout New England, Philadelphia, and New York.

 
 

Recent Exhibitions:

 

Chris Esposito: Elemental Ground

July 2 - 26, 2015
Reception: Friday, July 10, 6-8PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present an installation of new works by Chris Esposito. This is his first solo exhibition presented by Amos Eno Gallery. Esposito combines found and other sourced materials to recreate objects as an intervention and disruption to the gallery space. A reception will be held on Friday, July 10th from 6 - 8 pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Esposito translates materials from the streets of his native New York City into hybrid objects; part cultural readymade, part anti-aesthetic provocation, and part post-consumerist situation. Elements of the everyday urban encounter are extracted and re-composed to reflect the artist’s inquiries into forms of palimpsest. Works reveal everyday structure and form as society’s common denominator while exemplifying our culture of inclusion and exclusion. Once laid bare and re-combined, the vernacular inherent in these everyday materials breaks down class and culture barriers. In this, Esposito does his part to expose these cycles of expansion and decay, hope and despair in work symbolically confronting political confinement and the reinforcement of ideology that fuels these endless cycles.

Pulling from Malevich’s stripped down symbolism, the IRWIN Group’s cultural commentary, and Situationist theory, Esposito exhibits a fervent message on the communicability of form to transcend cultural boundaries and disrupt the cycles of production and destruction.

Chris Esposito received his MFA from Queens College and BFA from Long Island University. Esposito has exhibited extensively in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally and is one half of the art collaborative Damfino. The gallery will be closed July 4th and 5th in observance of the holiday.


Sunyoung Seo: Affection

May 28 - June 28, 2015
Reception: Friday, May 29, 6-8PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Sunyoung Seo. This is her third solo exhibition presented by Amos Eno Gallery, featuring mixed media works from her Affection series. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, May 29th from 6 - 8 pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

A series of new paintings exhibits a translation of Seo’s fabric sculptures to two-dimensional form. These works are part of an ongoing creative practice of representing the energy of the human spirit in an inanimate state. Affection focuses on the correlation between energy and physicality, representing affection as a living energy with a changing source. For humans, these changes result from social interactions, which can be identified as struggle. Seo’s work invites the viewer to contemplate moments of struggle as necessary in the search for identity, as struggle regenerates the will to survive.

As Seo seeks to define what it means to be human, she delves into the subconscious to perform an abstract reflection. A whimsical color sense and imaginative approach to form result in a depiction of the human condition that is characteristic of the artist.

Sunyoung Seo received her MFA from C.W. Post in Long Island, N.Y. in 2009. She also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, and studied toy design in 2010. Previously, she earned her BFA in Korea in 2003, and has exhibited extensively in the United States and Korea.


Stephen March: Recent Tribes Works

April 30 - May 24, 2015
Reception: Saturday, May 2, 4-6PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Stephen March. This, his second solo exhibition presented by Amos Eno Gallery, features mixed media works from his ongoing Tribes series. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 4 – 6pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, located at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Spanning over four decades, March’s work is known for addressing contemporary political, social, and spiritual issues and events. March continues to be interested in creating visual art that transcends the physicality of material surfaces, acting as a vehicle for emotional and intellectual contemplation and interpretation, as well as a metaphor for the fragility of human existence.

The Tribes series of works have been prompted by a desire to visually explore people, real or folkloric, with different or opposing interests, beliefs, and agendas that usually exist in conflict. Each work consists of multiple human-scaled rectangular panels, and involves surfaces of natural and manufactured materials such as soil, wheat, deer hide, blacktop patch, printed fabric, and carpet, in addition to traditional acrylic paint and mediums.

Stephen March, born in York, Pennsylvania, received his B.A. in Fine Art from Penn State University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. Currently the upper school art instructor at York Country Day School, he has also taught at Elmira College, York College of Pennsylvania, and has been an artist-in-residence at the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions in New York and throughout the Northeast and has been selected for numerous national and regional group exhibitions. The most recent among many awards March has received was First Place in Painting at Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014, sponsored by the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA.