Where'er His Silent Beams Intrude:
Small Works Group Show at Amos Eno Gallery
Works by Irja Bodén, Chris Esposito, Sam Jones,
Kahori Kamiya, Charleen Kavleski, Robert McCann,
Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, David Olivant, Mimi Oritsky,
Kathy Loev Putnam, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, Philip Swan, Jessica Tawczynski and Aaron Wilder
Curated by Audra Lambert, Director, Amos Eno Gallery
December 17, 2020 - January 17, 2021
Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Where’er His Silent Beams Intrude, an exhibition of small works by member and guest artists. All works are available for sale $500 or less. Our final virtual tour of the exhibit will take place on Sunday, December 20th from 2 PM EST via Zoom, part of Bushwick Open Studios' virtual weekend of programming.
In addition, we are proud to be sponsored as a nonprofit gallery taking place in BOS 2020 with partner arts platform Artpot. An online art platform and app that streamlines the entire art market process by using advanced technology to let art lovers experience artwork virtually anywhere, Artpot has produced a 3-D tour of Where’er His Silent Beams Intrude so that visitors from anywhere can experience this stunning exhibit, on view through Jan 17, 2021 and virtually past that date via this link.
The title of this small works show references “The Inward Morning,” a poem by Henry David Thoreau communicating the sense of solace and solitude embodied within a sylvan wintry scene. In the poem Thoreau observes:
Lo, when the sun streams through the wood
Upon a winter’s morn,
Where’er his silent beams intrude
The murky night is gone.
Echoing Thoreau, works on view in the exhibition take as an inflection point the solitude and reflection of winter as well as the reality of lockdowns occurring in the wake of our current pandemic. While solitude and isolation take precedent in the stanza’s beginning, Thoreau’s reflections mount a crescendo of optimism.
Spanning sculpture, works on paper, painting, photography and mixed media, works included in Where’er His Silent Beams Intrude reflect on small moments of hope and resilience, welcoming these sunbeams of joy piercing current clouds of uncertainty.
Above: Chris Esposito, Homage to Kazimir and Kurt.
Amos Eno Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery founded in 1974 providing a full season of exhibits by emerging and mid-career artists working in visual, performance, installation, interactive, and/or digital media/video. Our season is complemented by a diverse series of performances as well as educational and public programs for the New York area. Amos Eno serves as an alternative, artist-run platform for professional artists in a variety of media, giving precedence to artistic expression freed from commercial restraints. By presenting a rich schedule of exhibits and participatory events, we help promote the cultural growth of our community.