48” x 40”, 2013
July 2 - 26, 2015
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.