Gregory Amenoff: Selected Prints 1983-2013
"Gregory Amenoff: Selected Prints 1983-2013" is the first solo exhibition of woodcuts, lithographs, intaglio and monoprints in this artist's distinguished career. The show opens with an Artist's Reception Sat, April 11, 6-8pm at Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY. Known primarily as a painter, Mr. Amenoff has also had a long career as a printmaker. This survey traces Mr. Amenoff's first forays into large format color block woodcut through to his later painterly monoprints, aquatints and lithographs. Whether its painting, prints or drawings, Gregory Amenoff works in the tradition of the great American nature painters using the landscape as the inspiration for his abstract imagery. According to Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, "Gregory Amenoff responds intuitively to stimuli in the natural world of landscape and atmosphere and the inner worlds of emotion and spirit, blending his perceptions into organically abstract images. In his work the outer world is internalized; the inner world is manifested in visible form." For those who have followed Gregory Amenoff's career as a painter, this exhibit will present his changes and discoveries as an artist and the influences these discoveries have had on his painting. For those new to Mr. Amenoff's work, this show will be an exciting introduction to a great 21st century American artist.
About Gregory Amenoff: Gregory Amenoff's work can be found in many important museum and public collections throughout the world including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Modern Museum of Art (MoMA), The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute Of Chicago and The Brooklyn Museum, to name but a few. Mr. Amenoff is a multiple recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Award in Painting, American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award and in 2011, he was named a Guggenheim Fellow. Gregory Amenoff holds the Eve and Herman Gelman chair of Visual Arts at Columbia University and received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art. Mr. Amenoff works and lives in New York City and Ulster County, New York.