Art Not Without _____
June 26 - July 25, 2014
Opening reception, Friday, June 27, from 6 to 9PM
Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Art Not Without _____. The exhibition will be on view from June 26 through July 25, 2014, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 PM on Friday, June 27. Art Not Without _____ features recent work by emerging artists, both recent graduates and current students in the Master of Fine Arts programs at Parsons The New School for Design and Hunter College of the City University of New York.
The exhibition title is derived from Act I, Scene v of Shakespeare's Macbeth, in which Lady Macbeth bemoans her husband and the protagonist Macbeth for lacking the necessary ferocity to seize the crown. She states, "Thou wouldst be great; / Art not without ambition, but without / The illness should attend it [...]." Art Not Without ____ explores multiple thematic concerns of young and necessarily ambitious artists through diverse mediums and imagery. By leaving a fill-in-the-blank space in the title, the exhibit encourages the viewer to evaluate and engage with the works.
Art Not Without ____ is the second exhibition at Amos Eno Gallery curated by Director Hilary R. Whitham, who earned her MA in Art History at the City College of New York (CUNY), and is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. The exhibition includes new work by members Erik Patton and Jason Rondinelli, along with works by guest artists Michael Blake, Marissa Bluestone, Sarah Crofts, Kate Elliot, ray ferreira, Sophie Beatrice Grant, Kai Margarida-Ramírez, Pfeiffer McNay, Simone Meltesen, Renzo Ortega, Luka Rayski, Becca Jane Rubinfeld, Mark John Smith, Alona Weiss and Matt Whitman.
All work will be for sale. Artists retain seventy percent of sales. The remaining thirty percent supports Amos Eno Gallery's programming, and our mission to provide a platform for emerging local artists. Amos Eno Gallery is located in Suite 120 at The Shops at the Loom, 1087 Flushing Avenue in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. Gallery hours are from 12 to 6PM, Thursday through Sunday.