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Kristin Brenneman Eno (b. 1974, Durham, NC)
Lives/works: Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

My paintings to reference tangled grids of veins, networks of tree branches, collections of cells, and seed-like forms. I paint abstractions based on organic forms. I sometimes cut into the canvas before I begin painting and stuff sheer pockets of fabric with bits and pieces of the earth and its elements--seeds, twigs, moss, stones and glass. I sometimes include detailed pre-drawings of cities, under my paintings....cities superimposed on top of one another, such that new, imaginary cities spawn from disparate, yet sociologically relevant, and very real, times and places. I have painted the streets of Ancient Rome intersecting those of present-day Washington, D.C. (“Seeds of Empire”), and the streets of my neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, intersecting those of William Faul…

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  • Born on November 3
  • Joined August 21, 2007

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About

Kristin Brenneman Eno (b. 1974, Durham, NC)
Lives/works: Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

My paintings to reference tangled grids of veins, networks of tree branches, collections of cells, and seed-like forms. I paint abstractions based on organic forms. I sometimes cut into the canvas before I begin painting and stuff sheer pockets of fabric with bits and pieces of the earth and its elements--seeds, twigs, moss, stones and glass. I sometimes include detailed pre-drawings of cities, under my paintings....cities superimposed on top of one another, such that new, imaginary cities spawn from disparate, yet sociologically relevant, and very real, times and places. I have painted the streets of Ancient Rome intersecting those of present-day Washington, D.C. (“Seeds of Empire”), and the streets of my neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, intersecting those of William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, of the 1920’s.
I also make assemblages, using antique boxes as a starting point, and inserting seeds and other elements of the earth, as well as rusty, time-worn symbols such as keys and nails. I have been working on a series of sewn collages that include hovering shapes--painted bits of fabric and sheer bits that cover seeds--sewn onto a fabric plane. In some of these pieces, I don't even sew the shapes onto the fabric, I just attach them with carefully chosen and placed straight pins.

See more work here:
http://www.k-b-e.net/painting
http://www.k-b-e.net/archive/
http://thistlepixie.blogspot.com/
http://afonline.artistsspace.org/preview_artist.php?aid=3542

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