February 4 - February 28, 2016
Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Blood Moon, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Nancy Elsamanoudi. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 5th from 7-9 PM at 56 Bogart St.
Nancy Elsamanoudi works with an abstract visual vocabulary that incorporates cryptic doodling, enigmatic drawing, geometric shapes, curvilinear lines, biomorphic and suggestively figurative forms. Her work incorporates both painting and drawing techniques, and she often uses a combination of graphite, charcoal, oil and oil sticks to make her paintings. She typically does not begin with a predetermined plan of how the final painting will look. Rather, the images in her paintings emerge out of the process of painting. In the process of painting, some elements become diminished as they are obscured, concealed, and veiled, while other elements become more pronounced as they are unearthed, exposed and unveiled. The roughened surfaces of her paintings are richly layered with paint and this layered accumulation of the paint and mark making is integral to the work.
Nancy Elsamanoudi received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute (2014). The artist lives and works in New York City. This will be her first solo show in NYC.