Current Exhibiton:

Mimi Oritsky: Inside 200

October 1 – October 24, 2015
Reception: Friday, October 2, 6-9PM

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to announce Inside 200, an exhibition of new paintings by Mimi Oritsky. A reception will be held on Friday, October 2nd from 6 - 9 pm at the gallery in suite 120 at The Loom, 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

With Inside 200, Mimi Oritsky focuses her gaze on the terrain surrounding her studio in Philadelphia. With each painting on view, Oritsky transects the immediate landscape to portray a gritty intimacy between herself and the neighboring spaces where she lives and works. Employing oil on linen and gouache on wood, Oritsky conveys the lusciousness and plasticity that would be lost with only a casual glance.

Ortisky’s subjects include the flow of air traveling among trees, rocks and flowers and the emotional experience of attending to nature with an ecstatic objectivity. Oritsky forgoes the horizontal logic and open spaces of traditional landscape painting for a nonlinear perspective and compact space. This orientation shows us a world of color and energy that is not commonly recorded. Her square canvasses suggest an obsessive and repetitive attentiveness to the dare we say, self-evident beauty of an urban-natural scene.

Oritsky’s practice of painting landscapes imbued with interiority is heightened and enhanced by the proximity of her immediate surroundings. In her aesthetic practice, Oritsky comes to terms with her environment to “create a space structured by light and a surface marked by the rhythm of the moving air.” The fallen leaves, branches and bark of trees are observed for their contextual power, the airwaves perform a dance through space.

Mimi Oritsky received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  She has exhibited extensively in the United States and her work is included in several private, museum, and corporate collections.  She has received recognition through Purchase Awards such as the Reading Public Museum and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts/Arcadia University, as well as Residence Fellowships from the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Artists for Environment Foundation and the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation.


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.