Current Exhibiton:

Charleen Kavleski: Take 4

October 2 - 26, 2014
Opening Reception, Friday, October 3 from 6 to 8PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Charleen Kavleski’s 16th solo exhibition with the gallery, Take 4. The exhibition will feature an installation of geometric canvas constructions, a single painting selection, and freestanding modular sculptures that focus on the isosceles right triangle as medium. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, October 3rd from 6 to 8PM at the Gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, located at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Influenced by module workers and her family’s quilting and masonry traditions, Kavleski explores systemized arrangements of triangles in both flattened and three-dimensional formats. Invoking the half-square figure used in quilt-making, the angular canvases derive from sculptures that consist of four isosceles right triangles joined by leg, hypotenuse, and corner.
The resulting installation creates an ever-changing environment where geometric planes foreshorten and expand depending on the viewer’s position within the artist’s vision grid. Overlapping and folding together, these painted surfaces bring to mind the movements of dance and journey, as in Kobro II, 2014 (above).
Charleen earned a degree in Art Education and Fine Art at SUNY New Paltz. She has held numerous one-person shows in New York, where she lives and works, since 1982, and her work has been included in more than 175 prestigious group and juried shows nationwide. She has been an award-winning member of the National Organization of Women Artists since 1992, and has been included in Who’s Who in American Art since 1995. Her work is in public and private collections throughout the United States.

 
 
Recent Exhibitions:

 

Chris Kienke: EXIT SIX

September 4 - 27, 2014
Opening Reception, Friday, September 5th from 6 to 9PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present new member Chris Kienke’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, EXIT SIX. The seven colossal works in the exhibition fuse painting techniques with digital manipulation, centered around the concept of the road. The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 5th from 6 to 9PM at the gallery, Suite 120 at The Loom, located at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Inspired by the fractures resulting from fingerprints left by his children on digital surfaces, Kienke’s work explores the relationship between representation and abstraction, televised identity, stereotype, and the changing role of materiality in post- modern aesthetics. Kienke creates modular works through a process of repeated application of layers of paint and digital images, which he terms a “glitch” aesthetic, drawing on the concept of the pixel as both a metaphor and subject matter.

Kienke earned his BFA in illustration at Kansas City Art Institute, and his MFA in painting at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Kienke’s work has been widely exhibited, including the2009 Brussels Biennial, the 2011 Florence Biennale, and the 2012 Verge Art Fair, among many others. His work is included in both public collections, such as the Sharjah Art Museum in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Savannah College of Art and Design, the United Kingdom National Collection (The Hospitalfield Centre for Art and Culture in Scotland), and ABN Amro Bank in Dubai, as well as private collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, the UAE, Vietnam, Canada, and the Netherlands. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Art and Design on the graduate faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Art Not Without _____

June 26 - July 25, 2014
Opening reception, Friday, June 27 from 6 to 9PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Art Not Without _____. The exhibition will be on view from June 26 through July 25, 2014, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 PM on Friday, June 27. Art Not Without _____ features recent work by emerging artists, both recent graduates and current students in the Master of Fine Arts programs at Parsons The New School for Design and Hunter College of the City University of New York.


The exhibition title is derived from Act I, Scene v of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in which Lady Macbeth bemoans her husband and the protagonist Macbeth for lacking the necessary ferocity to seize the crown. She states, “Thou wouldst be great; / Art not without ambition, but without / The illness should attend it [...].” Art Not Without ____ explores multiple thematic concerns of young and necessarily ambitious artists through diverse mediums and imagery. By leaving a fill-in-the-blank space in the title, the exhibit encourages the viewer to evaluate and engage with the works.

Art Not Without ____ is the second exhibition at Amos Eno Gallery curated by Director Hilary R. Whitham, who earned her MA in Art History at the City College of New York (CUNY), and is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. The exhibition includes new work by members Erik Patton and Jason Rondinelli, along with works by guest artists Michael Blake, Marissa Bluestone, Sarah Crofts, Kate Elliot, ray ferreira, Sophie Beatrice Grant, Kai Margarida-Ramírez, Pfeiffer McNay, Simone Meltesen, Renzo Ortega, Luka Rayski, Becca Jane Rubinfeld, Mark John Smith, Alona Weiss and Matt Whitman.

All work will be for sale. Artists retain seventy percent of sales. The remaining thirty percent supports Amos Eno Gallery’s programming, and our mission to provide a platform for emerging local artists.



Jose-Ricardo Presman: INOCULATE

May 29 – June 22, 2014
Opening reception, Friday, June 6th from 6 to 9PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present founding member Jose-Ricardo Presman’s exhibition, INOCULATE. Presman’s latest installation consists of individual drawings and collages representing the flags of all of the 196 nation states currently recognized by the United Nations, divided into groups by continent.

Presman creates a personalized view of these potent symbols through the combination and intervention of his own cross-hatched style of drawing with photocopied images. The title of Presman’s exhibition, INOCULATE, is derived from a recombination of all the vowels in the English language, serving as a parallelism to the installation’s aim to open up and challenge the viewer’s perception and interpretation of symbols such as the flags, as well as the concept of nationalism itself.

Jose-Ricardo Presman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He earned his BA at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and his MFA at Pratt Institute. In addition to his sustained commitment to Amos Eno, Presman has exhibited his work at various institutions in the United States and Canada, among them Gallery Signal (Montreal, Quebec), the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Orange County, CA), ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL), and Nexus Gallery (Philadelphia, PA). Presman’s work is included in both private and public collections.