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EXHIBITS IN THE GALLERY
September 2015 - August 2016
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|September 25 - October 23, 2015||SEASON 12 OPENER!! Opening Friday September 25, 6-9 p.m.|
main gallery + drawing room + parallel space
FRESH PAINT BIENNIAL 2015
When Manifest cut the ribbon on its brand-new North and Central galleries in 2013, we celebrated by devoting all of our exhibition spaces to contemporary painting and watercolor. Two years later, we're kicking off our 12th season of exhibitions with FRESH PAINT, the second of our now biennial display of contemporary painting from around the world.
For this exhibit 245 artists from 43 states, Washington D.C., and 16 countries submitted 757 works for consideration. Twenty-seven works by the following 24 artists from 14 states, Ireland, and The Netherlands were selected by several jurors from across the U.S. for presentation in the gallery and the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication.
Works included in the exhibition range from painterly realism, to abstraction, to works made from sensitive observation, to paintings that explore three-dimensional space. All works speak to the quality work and vibrant dialogue generated by today's painters.
Presenting works by:
Ivan Fortushniak’s collages picture the intrusion of art historical divine and pastoral figures into photographs of WWII warfare, raising questions about the repercussions of mass-scale violence on both its vicitims and perpetrators. His use of romanticised and mythologized figures from Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th century American painting act as a startling counterpoint to the monochrome and mundane images of war, resulting in contemplative strangeness that encourages the viewer to consider the significance of violence in our history.
This exhibition of Ivan Fortushniak’s work is one of 9 selected from among 151 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest’s 12th season.
Of his work the artist states:
"My artwork integrates images of war with mix-media approaches in fine art while examining its moral, religious, and sociopolitical implications. Part of this research comes from various historical texts and documentaries including the images of Eric Hammel's book Pacific Warriors and Sir Jeremy Isaacs' award winning 1973 television series, World at War. Some of these images are appropriated from Renaissance and Baroque artists as well as late 19th century American painting. The combined processes are...an attempt to instill photography with the tactile and malleable characteristics of painting.”
Ivan Fortushniak is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has exhibited extensively in the United States as well as abroad. His work was featured in Manifest's inaugural group exhibit, Terrestrial Domains, in January 2005, has been shown at Manifest in a prevous solo exhibition, and will be included in the forthcoming 5th International Painting Annual. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Cincinnati.
SWARM is the newest of Chung’s installations providing the viewer the opportunity to navigate the piece visually and physically. The hundreds of linking marks and lines give the impression of a living mass winding through space, constantly shifting as the viewer explores its form.
This exhibition of Joomi Chung’s work is one of 9 selected from among 151 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest’s 12th season.
Of her work the artist states:
"Swarm consists of abstracting thoughts and sensations into a gradually expanding web of lines. Through the act of drawing in three-dimensional space, this project explores the idea of image-space, which has been the foundation of my creative process.
The composition of this work is unpredictable and changes from one installation to another, affected by the spatial condition and intuitive choices made while linking hundreds of segments...With a vein-like structure made of contours and intervals, Swarm creates a milieu where there is neither beginning nor end, but always a middle from which it grows and which it overspills. ”
Joomi Chung was born in South Korea and partially grew up in Argentina. She obtained her B.F.A. degree in Painting (1999); M.F.A. Research Certificate at Hong Ik University in Seoul, South Korea (2000); and M.F.A. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2004).
Her works can be viewed at www.joomichung.com
|November 6 - December 4||Opening Reception Friday November 7, 6-9 p.m.|
|December 11, 2015 - January 8, 2016||Opening Reception - Friday, December 11, 6-9 p.m.|
|January 22 - February 19||Opening Reception - Friday, January 22, 6-9 p.m.|
|March 4 - April 1||Opening Reception - Friday, March 4, 6-9 p.m.|
|April 15 - May 13||Opening Reception - Friday, April 15, 6-9 p.m.|
|May 27 – June 24||Opening Reception - Friday, May 27, 6-9 p.m.|
|July 8 - August 5||Opening Reception - Friday July 8, 6-9 p.m.|
|August 12 – September 9 (SEASON 12 FINALÉ)||Opening Reception Friday August 12, 6-9 p.m.|
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part by an impact grant from ArtsWave,
and by the Ohio Arts Council.
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