Current Exhibiton:

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.

 
 

Recent Exhibitions:

 

Anthony Cuneo: Pantings to Match Your Couch!

 

Anthony Cuneo: Paintings to Match Your Couch
October 30 - November 23rd
Opening Reception, Friday, November 7 from 6 to 8PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Paintings to Match Your Couch!, a solo exhibition of works by Anthony Cuneo. The exhibition will feature five triptychs in oil and graphite painted on archival panels. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, November 7th from 6 – 8pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, located at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Fascinated by charged tensions between opposites—chaos and order, emotion and intellect, creation and decay—Cuneo uses bold colors, geometric motifs, and uneven textures of layered paint to celebrate the finger-painter in all of us. In Paintings to Match Your Couch!, Cuneo sands and refinishes old works to integrate multiple generations of his process into new life. Each triptych suggests, “different answers to the nature of reality, or, at least, my experience of it.” Reveling in art as “play” and not as “work”, Cuneo experiments with alternating patterns of circles, hexagons, and gridded dots to find meaning through the basic act of image-making.

Born in Chicago and raised in the New York metro area, Anthony Cuneo has been ruined for productive activity since experiencing Picasso’s “Woman in Front of a Mirror” in kindergarten. Though he tried the path of virtue and civic duty in legal studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he ended up with an M.F.A. in 1981 and a satisfying career as a painter and photographer. An accomplished educator, he enjoys “passing on his own corruption” at Montclair Kimberley Academy and the Montclair Art Museum’s Yard School of Art. While he has participated in an impressive list of group and solo exhibitions, he claims—both modestly and mischievously—that he has little hope of achieving anything of societal value with his life.


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.


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.