“Chromacide: An Exhibition in Grayscale”

Amos Eno Gallery

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Amos Eno Gallery presents Chromacide, a group exhibition of work in grayscale.

Featuring works by Nancy Elsamanoudi, Chris Esposito, Young Gi Han, Robert McCann, Heidi Neff, Mimi Oritsky, José-Ricardo Presman, Andre Rubin, Mary Saran, Gwen Shockey and Meredith Starr.

Chromacide is the death of excess. A return to the structural elements of image making, before Technicolor supplanted imagination and Instagram sunsets received the most likes. Artists use color to hijack your attention, often against the will of your cultivated taste. Black and white images slough off that affectation.

In Chromacide, colorless works impart a sense of restricted access to imagery and explore the variety of purposes for this tactic. On our full color screens, an image in grayscale signifies a grave error. In printed material, a black and white missing persons flyer conveys the search party’s urgency to disseminate a message. Elsewhere, grayscale reduces distraction in order to bring focus to essential elements such as facial structure as in the latest NY state driver license. The reduced visual information frees up psychic space to memorialize, distance, and distill an image for contemplation of the message it carries.



from March 03, 2017 to March 25, 2017
The gallery will be open late on Saturday, March 4 until 9 PM.

Opening Reception on 2017-03-03 from 19:00 to 21:00

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