Sculpture 56: Perceptual Slip
Perceptual Slip at Amos Eno Gallery
April 13 - May 25, 2018
Damfino (Chris Esposito+Matt Greco)
Amos Eno Gallery presents Perceptual Slip, an exhibition of sculpture by four artist entities in conjunction with Sculpture 56, a six-week long contemporary sculpture event held at eleven participating galleries at 56 Bogart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. A reception will be held on Friday, April 13 from 6 - 9 PM.
This exhibition will feature sculptural works from discarded and unassuming materials that engage with the body through scale and structure. Works in the exhibition explore how materiality and perception destabilize the notion of the body. The process of looking collapses potentiality into experience, revealing stability as an illusion. Please join us as we reorient and reappraise the supposed constant-body-reality.
Damfino is a collaboration between Chris Esposito & Matt Greco that values responsibility and accountability in artistic representation and takes pride in objects made as much by hand as by mind; objects that are authentic as well as intellectual. Damfino primarily works with materials culled from city streets and waste bins, materials that have an inherent history yet look conceptually beyond the immediate landscape to suggest larger socio-psycho-political connections. With a reverence for the slapstick genius of Buster Keaton, in solidarity with the playful inventiveness of the Little Rascals and the irony of the Post-Modernists, Damfino’s artistic practice promotes hard handwork while maintaining a conceptual and theoretical basis in a post-consumerist world.
Samantha Jones received her BA from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, her BFA from the University of Maine at Orono, and her MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Jones remains fascinated by the dialogue between the rational and the ecstatic, pairing industrial and synthetic materials with a baroque temperament. Jones is an assistant professor of Art and at the Honors College at the University of Maine in Orono, and has participated in various residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, and Pinea Linea De Costa in Spain. She currently lives on the coast of Maine, and continues to exhibit her work throughout New England, Philadelphia, New York, and abroad.
Erik Patton earned his BA from Harvard College, and MFA in Visual Arts at Hunter College, City University of New York (in 2013). His work has been featured in numerous New York City venues such as MoMA PS1 studio visit, SCOPE Art Fair, Governor’s Island Art Fair, and the ISE Cultural Foundation as well as other places as far away as the Houston Fine Arts Fair in Houston, TX. In 2015, Patton was a resident at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has a studio in Manhattan, where he currently lives.
José-Ricardo Presman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has had numerous one-man shows at the Amos Eno Gallery, of which he is a charter member. For the past 35 years, Presman has created conceptually based installations which move the viewer to re-examine contemporary notions of history and pre-history, as well as to challenge contemporary speculation of what our future holds.