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Tulu Bayar: 20’s Something

April 3 - 26, 2015
Opening reception, Friday, April 3, from 6-8pm

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present 20’s Something, a solo exhibition of a new body of work by Turkish-born American artist Tulu Bayar. The exhibition will feature twelve large-scale archival pigment prints on silk. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, April 3rd from 6 – 8pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, located at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

The work is created in collaboration with millenials as subjects and reveals the artist’s observations of social truths beyond the common critique. As a critical reflection, the work examines the transitionary nature of a generation from childhood to adulthood by revealing the social status and cultural identities of young Americans in their 20s. This ongoing body of work reveals the artist’s commitment to collaborating and exploring with millenials, questions about identity, creativity, and what it means to come of age in the 21st century.

Bayar employs a pseudo-documentary approach to her work, heightening subjective realities and enhancing their context. Each subject participates in the photographic scene by bringing belongings that symbolize their choice of activity. The scenes are staged and selected to best connect the environment to the individual and to their common story. In opposition to their reputation as obsessed by social media and unplugged from the real world, the subjects of these photographic portraits are seen in direct engagement with the viewer, their bold gestures declaring who they are and what they are doing here.

Bayar has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries all across the US including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC as well as France, UK, Germany, Turkey, Denmark, and China. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections.  She has received various grants from New York State Council on the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation, Tenot Foundation in France and William Sackett Fellowship from Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Bayar currently teaches photography and multimedia courses as associate professor at Bucknell University.


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.