Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Forces of Nature, a solo exhibition featuring new drawings and paintings by Meredith Starr. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 16, 7- 9 PM at the gallery’s new location at 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn, NY.
In Forces of Nature, Starr continues giving visibility to the microscopic. Meticulously drawn cellular structure and hormone secretions come together to tell the story of our biology blending with our humanity. These works contrast with her painting’s raw urgency- layered colors and scraped away paint convey impassioned memories. Starr returns to the figure in this exhibition, using traditional form to play with the imagery that advanced technology enables us to see. She invites the viewer to experience an awareness of the invisible forces inside them.
The month-long exhibition will be supplemented by the event Dopplegängers, Domesticity, and Desire: A Reading and Performance on Friday, September 23, 7-9 PM. Writers Nicole Callihan, Sarah Kain Gutowski, and Jared Harél will showcase writing that ranges from coy and ironic to seductive and profound, but all focused on the intersection of the body, human sexuality, and science. Harél and Callihan will read selected poems and fiction, while Gabe Eden and David Lloyd Rabig of the comedy podcast Hot Source will read from Gutowski’s new play-in-progress, a comedic examination of porn addiction and our cultural compulsion to over-share.
Meredith Starr received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and is a graduate of Long Island University’s Master of Fine Arts program. In the last 5 years, Starr has shown her work at galleries and institutions in New York, Chicago, Washington DC and abroad, including the Brooklyn Transit Museum, The Target Gallery, and The Hague. She is a full time faculty member of SUNY Suffolk County Community College where she teaches Visual Arts.