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2008/09 Schedule of Exhibits

Two Solo Exhibits

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PETRA KRALICKOVA
Inquietude

Manifest is very pleased to launch its fifth season of free public exhibits with a presentation of the work of Petra Kralickova. The artist will create a sculptural installation designed specifically to take advantage of Manifest’s unique Main Gallery space. The work will reflect her current focus on the limits of the body, fragility, resilience, and balance. The exhibit will transform the gallery, and present a compelling experience even at night to passersby.

Mini bio: Born in Czechoslovakia. Lives and works in Athens, Ohio. Studied at Ohio University – BFA, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – MFA.

Website: http://www.petrakralickova.com





 

SEASON 5 KICKOFF

Sept. 26 - Oct. 24

Opening Reception

Friday Sept. 26
6-10 p.m.


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KATHY MOORE
Still Lifes


Manifest is proud to present a series of drawings by Kathy Moore as part of its season opener in the Drawing Room. Moore’s still-life drawings are meticulous, linear, layered and almost compulsively observed. Her process and images appear deceptively simple. Despite their apparent linear nature, Moore states that light is an important subject and that she works to provide a luminous quality to the final image. Her compositions and her thorough dedication to (and almost homage to) these arrangements of common things lend an air of spirit to the drawings which promises to envelope visitors to the exhibit.

Mini bio: Lives in Casstown, Ohio. Studied at Wright State University – BFA.

An International Survey of Approaches to Landscape

main gallery and drawing room

TERRA FIRMA
A Survey of Approaches to Landscape



Manifest’s first group show and call to artists for season five will focus on interpretations of a theme not yet thoroughly explored by the gallery. Landscape can be so very widely interpreted and expressed. From the most observational depictions of geographic locations to conceptual or nearly abstract spaces, landscapes are generally considered works representing real or imagined ‘land’ or natural spaces. However, even larger scale architectural conceptions, or combinations of the natural and man-made are often categorized as such. Manifest is eager to present contemporary works in any medium that explore this subject.







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Nov. 7 - Dec. 5

Opening Reception
Friday Nov. 7
6-10 p.m.

(closed Thanksgiving Day)

 

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An International Exhibit of Works of Printmaking and Works by Jason Urban

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CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING


Like photography, printmaking is a genre of creative work that is underscored by its processes. Some artists are steadfast traditionalists, anchoring themselves in age-old technical methods. Others push the boundaries of the discipline, exploring just what constitutes ‘printmaking’. In this exhibit Manifest will call to artists to submit works of contemporary printmaking, and will strive to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of such processes.




 

 



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Dec. 12 - Jan. 9

Opening Reception
Friday Dec. 12
6-9 p.m.


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JASON URBAN
Recent Works


Manifest is pleased to present a solo exhibit of works by Jason Urban. As the artist states “My research has become an exploration of illusions.” He works across many disciplines anchored in printmaking, but pushed to the limits of installation. “Drawing inspiration from design (graphic, industrial, interior), motion pictures, and advertising” the artist seeks to appeal to the mass conscience using a shared visual history.


Mini bio: Lives and works in Austin, Texas. Studied at Kutztown University – BFA and University of Iowa – MA and MFA.

Website: http://www.jasonurban.com



Two Solo Exhibits

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DAVID DOTSON
The BorgDot Works


Manifest is pleased to present a gallery full of David Dotson’s nearly microscopic cyborg-like sculptural creations. Two of these bio-mechanical ‘creatures’ were recently included in Magnitude Seven (2008). For his solo show Dotson will present several works, all individually displayed in the laboratory-like lighted tubular cases seen previously. Although beautiful and compelling in their intricacy and appearance of potential animation, these works also function for Dotson as a subtle jab at corporate manipulation of natural social and genetic order.

Mini bio: Lives and works in Oxford, Ohio. Studied at Miami University Oxford – BFA and MFA.







 



Jan. 23 - Feb. 20

Opening Reception

Friday Jan. 23
6-9 p.m.

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TAMA HOCHBAUM
Looking Through the Glass


Manifest Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibit of the photography of Tama Hochbaum. An intimate drawing room experience, this exhibit tentatively titled “Looking Through the Glass,” will present a series of composite digital prints similar to those first seen in Manifest’s recent exhibit Trick of the Light curated by Dennis Kiel. Works will include moody fragmented views of architecture and landscape often as seen through a window (including the window itself). Similar to Kathy Moore’s drawings (season opener) Hochbaum’s works provide the viewer an opportunity to experience the point of view of the artist in tangible, visible, and formally beautiful ways.

Mini bio: Lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Website: http://www.tamahochbaum.com




 A Survey of Narrative Works and Selections from the 2008 International Drawing Annual

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MYTHOGRAPHY
An Exploration of Narrative

 

Whether gathered around a campfire telling ghost stories, buried into an epic novel, or following the latest adventures of Spider-man, we are fascinated with stories, legends, myths and fables. Stories help locate us, form our personal identities and often operate as larger metaphors for reality. Throughout history, from the stately historic paintings of Jacques-Louis David to the provocative films of Matthew Barney, visual artists have offered a unique contribution to the telling of tales. Manifest Creative Research Gallery enthusiastically invites national and international artists, working in any visual creative medium, to come tell a story.

For this exhibition, a broad definition of narrative art will be considered, including (but not limited to) comic art, sequential art, documentary, animation, video/film, illustration, performance, painting, sculpture, photography, and drawing.



 


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March 6 - April 3

Reception

Friday March 28
6-9 p.m.

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SELECTIONS FROM THE INDA 2008


Selections from the International Drawing Annual will be the fourth annual presentation of this exhibit, featuring a sampling of artworks to be included in the 2008 International Drawing Annual exhibit-in-print.

The International Drawing Annual publication was conceived as an extension of Manifest's Drawing Center mission to promote, feature, and explore drawing as a rich and culturally significant art form through the pursuit of scholarly activities.

The goal of the International Drawing Annual is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing in the United States and beyond. All works included in each annual were made within three years leading up to its publication.





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 Fifth Annual Exhibit of Works by Emerging Artists

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RITES OF PASSAGE


Conceived and initiated in 2005, The Rites of Passage exhibits were developed in order to support student excellence by offering a public venue for the display of advanced ‘creative research’; to promote young artists as they transition into their professional careers; and to bring the positive creative energies of regional institutions together in one place.

With this fifth annual installment of the Rites series, Manifest now offers a $300 best of show award to encourage and support excellence at this career level. Rites is open to students graduating or expecting to graduate in 2008, 2009, or 2010.






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April 17 - May 15

Opening Reception
Friday April 17
6-9 p.m


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 Fifth Annual Exhibit of Small Works

main gallery and drawing room

MAGNITUDE 7


Small works are very portable and fit well into many spaces. They also evoke in the viewer a sense of one's own physicality, in a completely different way than average or large sized works. Small works are intimate; inviting approach and inspection. Like short poetry, they are a challenge to craft with the same presence of their larger counterparts. In the spirit of Manifest's mission of exploration, we offer this fifth annual call to artists and designers to submit works no larger than seven inches in any dimension.




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May 29 - June 26

Opening Reception
Friday May 29
6-9 p.m.

 

 

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 Third Annual Exhibit of Master Pieces - Works by Current or Recent Graduate Students

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MASTER PIECES


Building upon the philosophy and success of the Rites of Passage exhibits for undergrads, Manifest offers a similar opportunity to graduate students for exhibiting at Manifest.

An annual offering, this third installment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their terminal academic degree in the field of art or design.

Often the most exceptional work comes out of these artists’ immersion in their culture of study and intellectual pursuit. Manifest’s goal, therefore, is to select works that in the truest sense of the word are contemporary masterpieces – works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career. The exhibit catalog for this show will serve as a visual documentation of these artists’ own benchmarks for years to come.


 



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July 10 - Aug. 7

Opening Reception *
Friday July 10
6-9 p.m.


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Manifest's 14th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.



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