May 16, 2020

José-Ricardo Presman is a founding member of the Amos Eno Gallery artist cooperative. It has been 45 years since the first exhibition at Amos Eno Gallery, so we wanted to ask José some questions to get insights into the early days and what it took to organize an alternative to the commercial gallery scene. Read on for tales of 70's Soho and the changing art scene in New York City.

Amos Eno Gallery: José, you were a founding member at Amos Eno Gallery and have been showing there since the 70’s. How did you come together with the other co-founders to form the gallery? 

José Presman:...

March 30, 2020

We have been inspired to see images of artist studio spaces that have been posted in the last two weeks. Here are some images of Amos Eno Gallery artist's studio spaces while we shelter-in-place. Enjoy!

Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

This view of my workspace shows a current artwork in process hanging on the wall. To the left of it are two artworks boxed up and ready to ship; unfortunately, this particular exhibition was postponed due to Covid-19. The packed, forelorn artworks linger in my studio. I feel as if there is more experimentation in my current artwork; it is a compilation of watercolo...

March 26, 2020

On the occasion of Candace Jensen's Deep Green Query solo exhibition, the gallery is hosting a virtual reading group to deepen our engagement with the inquiries proposed in Jensen's work. 

Join us as we discuss Cannibal Metaphysics, the relatively short theoretical text that proposes a new engagement with anthropology and a fundamental shift in perspective and experience. The author is Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, a Brazilian anthropologist and professor at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In this 2014 book, he discusses a 21st century anthropology as be...

November 7, 2019

Interview with Mimi Oritsky on the occasion of her solo exhibition Soft Wet to Hard Dry on view at Amos Eno Gallery, October 24 - November 17, 2019

AEG: I was reading your statement about your work as a depiction of “space organized by light and a surface marked by the rhythm of the moving air.” What else can you say about movement in your paintings?
Mimi Oritsky: The movement in my paintings is probably most important.  When I was teaching on a regular basis, my students brought this factor to my attention. Several remarked that from a distance, they could see imagery that was some...

October 27, 2019

Join us as we read and discuss this classic text of subversion and desire. What are the mechanisms of capitalism and revolt? What are the roles of art and artistic creation in life and the historical process? The influential Anti-Oedipus dives deep into these questions. Prior background in theory welcome but not necessary.

We will read approximately 20 pages prior to each meeting.

Sunday, 10/27: Preface, Chapter 1, sections 1-3
Sunday, 11/3: Chapter 1, sections 2-6

Saturday, 11/9: End of Chapter 1, Chapter 2, sections 1-2
Next dates and readings TBD

"The artist is the maste...

April 7, 2019

On Friday, March 22, 2019, gallery artist members and visitors gathered at 56 Bogart St to discuss the ineffable, implacable concept of the sublime. The event was guided by artist members Candace Jensen, Philip Swan, and Samantha Jones, whose artworks held space in the gallery for the symbolic charge of the sublime. Perpetual Becoming was set to close at 6PM the following day, so this evening event was the last chance to try, as a group, to put words to the sublime.

The artists gathered sources of inspiration, such as quotations and parables on subjects ranging from physics to spiritu...

February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 4-6PM Amos Eno Gallery hosted an art workshop led by Hayley Ferber. Ferber presented an art project in relation to Rosemary Meza-DesPlas' Jane Anger.

Meza-DesPlas explores the concept of anger as a tool for change by juxtaposing found
imagery from social media, art history and mass media. Her hair is hand-sewn into a
variety of grounds with small embroidery needles. Hair embodies a dichotomy: it can be
sexy and engaging to people, on the other hand, it can be repulsive.

After participants view and discuss the ideas and materials used in this exhibition they
will b...

February 3, 2019

Amos Eno Gallery artist Candace Jensen is featured this winter and spring in The Print Center's 93rd International Competition as a Semi-finalist. Two of her largest monotype projects are currently featured in the online exhibition, running concurrently with the 3 solo-shows awarded to finalists at the Center's Philadelphia gallery space, located at 1614 Latimer St, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Her work and the work of the other finalists and semi-finalists can be seen here:

Jensen will also be spending April 2019  in a printmaking residency at the...

December 21, 2018

Amos Eno Gallery presents Long Night Performance Salon on December 21, the Winter Solstice and the longest night of the year. The Performance Salon featured traditional and participatory performances that conjure spirits to satisfy their need for attention and embody togetherness to help each other through dark times.

The evening featured performances by:

Different State

Dirty Churches

Betty Eastland

Heather Layton

Sharilyn Neidhardt

Neill Prewitt

An exhibition of work will be on view during the event. Works on view in Long Night engage the longest night of the year as a metapho...

July 12, 2018

José-Ricardo Presman's "The Ultimate Goal of Art and Artists"

Presented on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4PM at Amos Eno Gallery

In conjunction with his solo exhibit, "What Happens When You Die and When You're Born", José-Ricardo Presman delivered an artist talk titled "The Ultimate Goal of Art and Artists" at the Amos Eno Gallery, 56 Bogart St., Bushwick, Brooklyn, on Saturday, June 23 at 4 PM.

Unlike other artist talks, this one focused on familiarizing the listener with contrarian observations, starting with examples from projective geometry. Descriptions include; the perspective of hum...

July 7, 2018

Last month, Amos Eno Gallery hosted an evening of performances emceed by Ari Richter. What follows are photos of the various performers as it got dark:


Friday, June 22, 2018


​Into the Weeds, an evening of comedy, music and performance art, hosted by Queens-based artist Ari Richter. 

Into the Weeds describes the circuitous journey that leads us between birth and death. Our cornfield maze of life is haunted by an evolving cast of beliefs, fears, obsessions and actors in homemade monster costumes. Every time our paradigms shift, new paths are opened and old ones get overgrown. 


May 12, 2018

As we continue to explore sculpture in Sculpture 56, the building-wide sculpture show at 56 Bogart St, we took some time to check in with José-Ricardo Presman about his process and ideas about sculpture. Presman will have a solo show at Amos Eno Gallery that opens on June 1, 6-9PM. Take a moment and get to know Presman's work in Perceptual Slip at Amos Eno Gallery.

Amos Eno Gallery: Why sculpture? What is it about sculpture that makes it a compelling medium for your art?

José-Ricardo Presman: I work in mixed media, so I don't necessarily use sculpture as a medium unless I'm depict...

April 6, 2018

In preparation for Sculpture 56, the building-wide sculpture show opening April 13 at 56 Bogart St, we took some time to find out more about Erik Patton's process and ideas about the specificity of sculpture. Take a moment and get in the mood for the group sculpture show featuring Patton's work in Perceptual Slip at Amos Eno Gallery.

Amos Eno Gallery: Why sculpture? What is it about sculpture that makes it a compelling medium for your art?

Erik Patton: I like what sculpture asks of the viewer, the art object, and the exchange between the two. I make works that are inherently participat...

February 10, 2018

Congratulations to Rosemary Meza-DesPlas on her global reach this month with works on view in South Korea, Colorado, Tennessee and Ann Arbor, Michigan! Check out these art spaces on your next road trip/international flight: 

What: Solo exhibition "nevertheless, She Persisted"

Where: Durango Arts Center, Durango, Colorado

When: Jan 23 - Feb 1, 2018

What: Art Now: Drawing Group Exhibition

Where: Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

When: Feb 16 - Mar 17, 2018

What: Body Exhibition

Where: LIT Art Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

When: Opening Feb 10, 2018

What: Objectified, 2018

Where: CICA Mu...

January 11, 2018

Heidi Neff has a solo exhibition forthcoming in March of this year and we can't wait to see the gallery filled with works like these. Neff's painting style fuses a tactile sensibility with the digital backdrop of our visual world. Here's what we found out about Neff's process and perspectives:

What is your favorite tool besides a brush?

My fingers. I'm a very tactile person. 

What is there to be gained from medium-specificity? or what is painting's promise?

For me, paint has metaphorical possibilities that I have not finished exploring.

If your painting took on a life of its own, what...

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