April 6 - 30, 2017
Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present In the Forest, an exhibition of recent mixed media works and paintings by Stephen March. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 7 from 6- 9 PM on the lower level of 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn, NY, directly across from the Morgan Ave L train stop.
The works on view explore the metaphorical and representational qualities of being in the forest; it is a place where light and darkness, good and evil, order and chaos, danger and fear and peace coexist. It is a place where reason is not the norm, a place where accident, chance, and randomness prevail, and a place where memory and history converge. March has created these works utilizing traditional acrylic paint and mediums, as well as natural materials or objects from the forest on his small Pennsylvania farm and man-made or manufactured materials.
Spanning more than four decades, March’s work is known for addressing contemporary social, political, and spiritual issues. March has been, and continues to be, interested in creating visual art that can transcend the physicality of the material surface and be a vehicle or emotional and intellectual contemplation and interpretation, as well as a metaphor for the fragility of human existence.
Stephen March was born in York, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. in Fine Art from Penn State University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught at York Country Day School, Elmira College, York College of Pennsylvania, and has been an artist-in- residence at the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York. March has had solo exhibitions of his work in New York and throughout the Northeast. In addition, his work has been selected for numerous national and regional group exhibitions. Among the many awards his work has received, the most recent was the First Place Award in the Painting category at the Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014 Exhibition sponsored by the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA.