Recent Tribes Works
April 30 - May 24, 2015
Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Stephen March. This, his second solo exhibition presented by Amos Eno Gallery, features mixed media works from his ongoing Tribes series. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 4 – 6pm at the gallery, suite 120 at The Loom, located at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Spanning over four decades, March’s work is known for addressing contemporary political, social, and spiritual issues and events. March continues to be interested in creating visual art that transcends the physicality of material surfaces, acting as a vehicle for emotional and intellectual contemplation and interpretation, as well as a metaphor for the fragility of human existence.
The Tribes series of works have been prompted by a desire to visually explore people, real or folkloric, with different or opposing interests, beliefs, and agendas that usually exist in conflict. Each work consists of multiple human-scaled rectangular panels, and involves surfaces of natural and manufactured materials such as soil, wheat, deer hide, blacktop patch, printed fabric, and carpet, in addition to traditional acrylic paint and mediums.
Stephen March, born in York, Pennsylvania, received his B.A. in Fine Art from Penn State University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. Currently the upper school art instructor at York Country Day School, he has also taught at Elmira College, York College of Pennsylvania, and has been an artist-in-residence at the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions in New York and throughout the Northeast and has been selected for numerous national and regional group exhibitions. The most recent among many awards March has received was First Place in Painting at Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014, sponsored by the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA.