The Privileged Series @ AMOS ENO Gallery.


The Privileged Series
(A reception filled with art, fashion and story telling.)
AMOS ENO Gallery
Official Write-up: The Privilege Series illustrates what it means to be socially and financially above others. The underclass perpetuates the myth that achievement is possible for some, not all. Status becomes privilege and equates with money—new or old. The upper crust of such a society relies on minions, dropouts, and lower classes to get the distasteful and unworthy jobs done. Socialism and capitalism clash. This series brings to form in words, paint, photo, and ink the unspoken challenge we’d rather not hear - in pictures we’d rather not see.

The Privileged Series is a collection of over 100 illustrations in various sizes. The exhibition contains the illustrations and a series of mannequins that wear Anthony Canney’s clothing designs and Tim Cabell’s hair styles. The gallery space is divided into three sections: the Privileged, the Purifiers and the Other. The illustrations will match the sections.

The Privileged form an exclusive group which contains at least one who benefits and relies on the public taking advantage of a portion of those less fortunate in society.

The privileged don the ornate clothing and jewelry of money, beauty, and corruption. Their golden exterior and sky blue eyes belie any preoccupation with altruism, for commoners serve as mere stepping stones to money, power and useless things.

The Purifiers are combative and aggressive superegos especially in service of a cause to right this tilted world which is rife with impurities, sin, guilt and all defilements that color those who appear as different.

This master race of enforcers has ice for eyes that are covered by the consuming shadow of hate and tainted gold for skin. Their unending battle is to rid and purify the world, by divine mandate, of all the Other vermin which infects the earth. It seems a never ending battle….

The Other…is one or all who lack the wherewithal to fit in to society due to a substantial shortage of earthly possessions or status. The Other cannot camouflage their destitution.

These are nameless, voiceless faces who are surrounded by blue, like the sky or the ocean, forever reminding them that in all poverty, there is no way for them to go but up. Indeed, they serve as stepping stones in the babbling brook of life and the economy, walked over and upon by those so privileged to know the way to privilege is over and upon the backs of the Others.

At the reception, models will wear the fashion and hair designs of The House of Canney and Tim Cabell to bring the Privileged to life.
Reception With Models wearing the House of Canney:
AMOS ENO Gallery
June 6, 2013
6:00 - 9:00 pm

AMOS ENO Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 202
Brooklyn, NY 11201