• PICTURE THIS: The Not Too Buttoned Up Art & Space

    Matt Enger at Amy Li Projects
    Matt Enger at Amy Li Projects
    Artist Matt Enger
    Artist Matt Enger
    The Art of Marr Enger
    The Art of Marr Enger
    Amy Li and her unique art space in Chinatown
    Amy Li and her unique art space in Chinatown

    Priceless things come in small packages and last September 25th it was a rich nugget of an art experience when AF attended the solo show of Matt Enger at the very unique Chinatown art Mecca of Amy Li Projects. Like a precious jewel box, the space proved to be the perfect foil to the vibrant works of Enger who presented 9” X 9” prints on paper of fluorescent skulls, paintings, works in bronze and tiny Plexiglas animal sculptures. The one fun aspect of the gallery was its function as a working button shop as it hearkens to a bygone era of artisans who used to populate the very streets of this part of Manhattan. Everyone walked away feeling that this was a special place indeed to get your art fix. It was a vibe that was not too buttoned up, chill, and an alternative to the white cube formula that is frankly getting to be milquetoast. This space and the art we saw are proof that there are various ways to enjoy culture in an unconventional way. That is the beauty of being in New York as you’ll never know what is just around the corner and at times unbuttoning the too tight neck collar makes the breathing in of art so much easier.

     

    Matt Enger / On View: September 25 – November 17, 2014

    Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (12 to 6 pm) & by appointment

    Amy Li Projects. 166 Mott Street. NYC, NY 10013

     

    Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

    Photography by: Max Noy Photo

    Amy Li Projects in Chinatown
    Amy Li Projects in Chinatown
    (L-R) When Arte Fuse meets Whitehot Jamie Martinez, Noah Becker, and Michael Anderson
    (L-R) When Arte Fuse meets Whitehot Jamie Martinez, Noah Becker, and Michael Anderson
    The unique space of Amy Li Projects
    The unique space of Amy Li Projects
    (L-R) Artist Matt Enger with Amy Li
    (L-R) Artist Matt Enger with Amy Li

     

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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