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SEASON 10

EXHIBITS IN THE GALLERY
September 2013 - August 2014

 

  July 11 - August 8     Opening Friday July 11, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery + drawing room + parallel space + central gallery + north gallery

 

8th Annual
MASTER PIECES

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

This eighth 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 and document 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 catalogs for Master Pieces, and now the Manifest Exhibition Annual, will serve as a visual documentation of these artists’ own benchmarks for years to come.

For this incarnation of the project 148 artists representing 79 different academic graduate programs submitted 402 works for consideration by Manifest's rigorous jury process. Twenty-eight works by the following 21 artists from 15 states representing 20 different academic programs were selected for presentation in the gallery and catalog. 



Featuring works by:

Peter Antor
Current Graduate Student, Edinboro University

Morgan Chivers
Current Graduate Student, University of Texas at Arlington

Lauren Coulson
2013 Master, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Molly Dierks
2014 Master, University of Michigan

Lauren Frances Evans
2014 Master, University of Maryland

Samantha Haring
2014 Master, Northern Illinois University

Crystal Hartman
Current Graduate Student, Eastern Michigan University

Natasha Holmes
2014 Master, Indiana University

Bryan Hutchison
Current Graduate Student, Pratt Institute

Joshua Johnson
2014 Master, American University

Oneyung Kim
2014 Master, Academy of Art University

Jamie Kinroy
2014 Master, University of Minnesota

Matthew Lee
2014 Master, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Wade MacDonald
2014 Master, Michigan State University

Daniel Ogletree
2014 Master, University of Tennessee

Meghan Olson
Current Graduate Student, West Virginia University

Adam Rowlett
2014 Master, University of North Texas

Rahshia Sawyer
2014 Master, George Mason University

Colby Stephens
2014 Master, University of Nevada

Jessica Tenbusch
2014 Master, Eastern Michigan University

Wes Valdez
2014 Master, Temple University, Tyler School of Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Morgan Chivers
     Current Graduate Student, University of Texas at Arlington

 

     Molly Dierks
     2014 Master, University of Michigan


     Samantha Haring
     2014 Master, Northern Illinois University


     Joshua Johnson
     2014 Master, American University


     Wade MacDonald
     2014 Master, Michigan State University

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBIT PERIODS - THROUGH MID-SEPTEMBER

  August 15 – September 12      (SEASON 10 FINALÉ)     Opening Friday August 15, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery

 

REGIONAL SHOWCASE:
SCULPTURE
from Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana

In its first nine seasons Manifest's projects included works by artists in 49 states and 37 countries. Starting with its 10th season, and as a result of our recent gallery expansion by 66%, Manifest is launching a new ongoing series of exhibits focusing on works by artists living in its own three-state region.

This is intended to complement the ordinarily very wide geographical makeup of most Manifest exhibits with a closer look at what's being done here, now, in our own backyard.

Manifest was founded, and continues to be operated by regional artists, so it is only fitting that, with more space in which to program, the organization should offer the Regional Showcase series. We feel this is important for the artists and the public living within reasonable driving distance of the gallery. It will give each a chance to show and share, and to gain perspective on our region's creative wealth as it relates to the broader art world.

For this third in the series, which will change in theme and scope from show to show, we opted to survey the region for works of sculpture.

Manifest's several-member blind jury process reviewed 127 works by 54 artists. Nine works by the following 8 artists were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

Presenting works by:

Stefan Chinov
Dayton, Ohio

Mark Hanavan
Middletown, Ohio

Ben Lock
Bowling Green, Ohio

Elizabeth Runyon
Oxford, Ohio

Gary Schmitt
Indianapolis, Indiana

Hunter Stamps
Lexington, Kentucky

Travis Townsend
Lexington, Kentucky

Jason Tanner Young
Athens, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Stefan Chinov


 

     Elizabeth Runyon


 

     Hunter Stamps


 


drawing room + parallel space

 

6th Annual NUDE
Exploring the Uncovered Human Form


Manifest exhibits many kinds of works, from more conceptual and experimental art to the traditional. In fact we think it's important to have such a range in our repertoire. It is something that Manifest is known for. Our annual projects allow us the chance to track how artists around the world address a consistent theme, subject, or media over time, or allow us to document the state of art in a particular strata of professional creative activity, and to study and preserve our findings in a meaningful way through our publications and website.

NUDE is one such project. The human body is a popular subject for many reasons, the most obvious being that it is us. Throughout history the representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, both positive and negative. Whether it be a religious edict that one 'shalt not' depict the human form, a taboo, or the glorious opposite, a revelation of mastery over form in the crafting of sensuous and life-like physical human beauty, the art of the body has nevertheless moved us through time.

Through all the permutations art has experienced across history, work of the body persists. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons for the sake of expression (sensual, delicate, aggressive, and so on). We intend for Manifest's ongoing annual NUDE project to explore how our collective body is used today in art to achieve these goals and more.

This year we were excited to renew our invitation to artists to submit works in any media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), and of any size and media, for consideration in Manifest's sixth annual NUDE, an international competitive exhibit exploring the uncovered human form in current art.

Manifest's several-member jury reviewed 425 works by 167 artists from 32 states and 8 countries. Eighteen works by the following 16 artists from 11 states were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

 

Presenting works by:

Tom Bartel
Athens, Ohio

Alexandra Bloch
Raleigh, North Carolina

Meghan Flynn
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Martha Gaustad
Toledo, Ohio

Samantha Haring
DeKalb, Illinois

Lucas James
Milford, New Hampshire

Molly Kaderka
Kansas City, Missouri

Daniel Maidman
Brooklyn, New York

Dora Natella
Granger, Indiana

Elizabeth Reagh
Brooklyn, New York

Debra Small
Sacramento, California

Sheldon Tapley
Danville, Kentucky

Kendric Tonn
Wooster, Ohio

Duat Vu
Springfield, Missouri

Tim Waite
Halifax, Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Martha Gaustad

 

 

     Lucas James


     Dora Natella


 


central gallery + north gallery

 

PERCEPTUAL PAINTERS
A Contemporary Movement

This exhibition of paintings by two groups of artists sharing a common approach to their art making is one of six selected from among 165 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest's tenth season.

Manifest is proud to showcase this tour de force of perceptual painting, and to welcome thirteen artists from the Perceptual Painters collective to Cincinnati. The exhibit, proposed by David Campbell, was conceived to explore and celebrate the common ground shared between the Perceptual Painters group, all from outside the Cincinnati area with many either from, or having crossed paths in, Philadelphia, with a group of five artists currently or originally from the Cincinnati area. Furthermore, it pleases us to share that the five artists in the 'Cincinnati Group' are Manifest alum, having exhibited at the gallery or instructed courses or led life drawing sessions in our Drawing Center program over many years. Most continue to be involved in our programming today. The outreach of the Perceptual Painters to invite these artists in our own community to share in this exhibition suggests Cincinnati has a part in this important contemporary movement, and that Manifest has fostered a rich environment in which this can happen.

In his exhibition proposal David Campbell stated:

The common theme that binds both groups together is that we paint from observation and value the experience of "looking". The work submitted by each artist is a response to his or her gaze, which while very personal, can also invoke a universal recognition.

In describing their group's philosophy the Perceptual Painters state:

For Perceptual Painters, observation is not an end but rather a beginning point for an emotional, formal, and imaginative statement of exploration. We believe in the responsive energy that comes from painting directly in front of the motif: the give and take between painter and subject, painter and painting.

The Perceptual Painters exhibition includes 24 works by 18 artists.

 

PERCEPTUAL PAINTERS

David Campbell
Media, Pennsylvania

Tim Conte
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matt Klos
Sparrows Point, Maryland

John Lee
Williamsburg, Virginia

Aaron Lubrick
Louisville, Kentucky

Scott Noel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Andrew Patterson-Tutschka
Sacramento, California

Carolyn Pyfrom
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Erin Raedeke
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Brian Rego
Columbia, South Carolina

Neil Riley
Columbus, Ohio

Peter Van Dyck
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tom Walton
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

CINCINNATI GROUP

Rob Anderson
Park Hills, Kentucky

Daniel O'Connor
Miami, Florida

Scott Ramming
Cincinnati, Ohio

Emil Robinson
Cincinnati, Ohio

Tyler Wilkinson
Bloomington, Indiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Erin Raedeke


     Emil Robinson


     David Campbell

 

 

     Scott Ramming

 

 

     Matt Klos


 

END OF SEASON 10

 

PREVIOUS SEASON 10 EXHIBITS

  September 27 - October 25, 2013     Opening Friday September 27, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery + drawing room

 

VISTA
Landscape in Contemporary Art

THIS IS A SPECIAL PROJECT in support of The Nature Conservancy. Manifest will be contributing 33% of its proceeds from any sale of works in VISTA to the Nature Conservancy in an effort to help offset our own, and our patrons', carbon footprint.

 

"We need nature, and particularly its wilderness strongholds. It is the alien world that gave rise to our species, and the home to which we can safely return. It offers choices our spirit was designed to enjoy."

– Edward O. Wilson, The Future of Life


Landscape: It's much more than a pretty picture, a view through a window, a morning sunrise, or a forested hillside. Today landscape has come full circle to encompass humanity despite our attempts to subdue, reform, resist, and conquer it. We are finally realizing the limits of our sphere and our connection to it. What was once a vast sea of natural form grown in place through millennia has now been largely measured, marked, peeled back, and defined by the human race. Like some tolerant hidden giant bearing the weight of one species, the Earth and the land it spawned us from defines us, yet quietly defies us. Landscape is where we come to terms, discover hope, and take a broader view. Inevitably it is also where we recognize that the limitation of our landscape is also probably our own; it is a critical vista.

In honor of all the Earth has given and continues to give, Manifest invited artists, designers, architects, and others to submit artwork to this competitive juried exhibit which marks the opening of our 10th season of exhibitions. Manifest is pleased to share this carefully selected collection of works featuring landscape as their common theme, by artists representing an incredibly broad geographical radius.

VISTA received a record number of entries for a gallery project at Manifest. Our several-member blind jury process reviewed 1,020 works by 409 artists from 43 states and 18 different countries. Twenty-two works by the following 20 artists from Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and England were selected for exhibition.

 

Presenting works by:

Jonathan Aumen
Norfolk, Virginia

Colin Blakely
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Judith Brandon
Cleveland, Ohio

Sue Bryan
New York, New York

Katherine Cox
Willow Wood, Ohio

Meghan Duda
Fargo, North Dakota

Kent Krugh
Faireld, Ohio

Kevin Kunstadt
Brooklyn, New York

Bryce Lafferty
Jacksonville, Alabama

Philip LaVelle
Cincinnati, Ohio

Marc Leone
Cincinnati, Ohio

Craig Lloyd
Cincinnati, Ohio

Tony McAteer
Bath, England

Billy Renkl
Clarksville, Tennessee

Chris Segre-Lewis
Wilmore, Kentucky

Alexander Solomon
Coos Bay, Oregon

David Stanger
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Thum
Liberty, South Carolina

Samantha VanDeman
Villa Park, Illinois

Jenny Wiener
Tavares, Florida

 

 

 

 

 


     Perennial by Sue Bryan


 

      New Topographies I by Colin Blakely


 

      Untitled 2 by Alexander Solomon


 

      Monte Soratte from Civita Castellana by David Stanger

 

 


      The Where of the Here by Philip LaVelle

 

 

  November 8 - December 6     Opening MANIFEST'S NEW GALLERIES Friday November 8, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery + central gallery + north gallery

 

FRESH PAINT

 

At some point many generations ago society reached a level where ordinary people could spend a lifetime perfecting their ability to mix and apply paint, in extraordinary ways. For only its second time in ten seasons Manifest will present a competitive group exhibition focused exclusively on painting. FRESH PAINT is a gallery exhibit that called for works of painting by artists around the world in order to reveal how they carry the tradition forward, or reform it for another day.

Through a complex blind jury process seven jurors from across the U.S. reviewed 940 works by 369 artists. Forty works by the following 32 artists from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and the countries of Canada, China, and Germany were selected for exhibition.

 

Presenting works by:

Margery Amdur
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kenneth Batista
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Donald Beal
Provincetown, Massachusetts

Evan Boggess
Sheperdstown, West Virginia

Neil Callander
Mississippi State, Mississippi

Bryan Christie
New York, New York

Adrian Cox
St. Louis, Missouri

Timothy Duong
Long Beach, California

Brett Eberhardt
Macomb, Illinois

Zara Feeney
Thousand Oaks, California

Hans Habeger
Libertyville, Illinois

Kelly Jordan
Bloomington, Indiana

Tim Kennedy
Bloomington, Indiana

Robert Kolomyski
Woodbury, Minnesota

Philip LaVelle
Cincinnati, Ohio

Eileen MacArthur
Ontario, Canada

Nicholas Mancini
Cincinnati, Ohio

Susannah Martin
Frankfurt, Germany

Michael McCaffrey
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Marcus Michels
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Joe Morzuch
Bono, Arkansas

Steen Pedersen
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Jeremy Plunkett
Cincinnati, Ohio

Nicholas Raynolds
Asheville, North Carolina

Jerry Schutte
Tempe, Arizona

Benjamin Shamback
Mobile, Alabama

David Smith
Tin Hau, China

Casey Snyder
Gaithersburg, Maryland

David Stanger
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tana Tapson
Berkley, Michigan

Joshua Willis
Brooklyn, New York

Dennis Wojtkiewicz
Bowling Green, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Willem by Bryan Christie


 

      Bricks in a Circle by Joe Morzuch


 

      Homunculus Too by Nicholas Raynolds


 

      Pillow by David Stanger

 

 


      Rathbone by Robert Kolomyski

 

 



drawing room + parallel space

 

AQUACHROME
Contemporary Watercolor

 

With watercolor, you can't cover up the marks. There's the story of the construction of the picture, and then the picture might tell another story as well.  – David Hockney


-on painting a watercolor...
Make the best of an emergency.  – John Singer Sargent


Watercolors is the first and the last thing an artist does.
   – Willem de Kooning

 

Quite possibly the oldest form of painting, watercolor persists today, defying narrow categorization and broad stereotype. Practiced for centuries in concept development preliminary to 'finished' paintings made in oil or other scale-worthy durable media, watercolor also found favor with botanists, illustrators, and portraitists, and was applied to varied and countless surfaces.

The nature of the media itself represents a delicate and dictatorial transparency, fluidity, and a potential for expressive spontaneity. This not only makes it an ideal vehicle for contemporary art, but also one of training, intensity, philosophy, and play for any who practice it. Where an artist can easily dominate other painting media, forcing a will through viscous layers into a work of art like taming a wild horse, with watercolor there is dialog, compromise, and undeniable forthrightness. In this way the artist practicing watercolor works with a tiger in the room.

Manifest's several-member blind jury process reviewed 335 works by 139 artists. Seventeen works by the following 14 artists from Alaska, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and the countries of Belgium and India were selected for exhibition.

 

Presenting works by:


Winnie Sidharta Ambron
Columbus, Ohio

Carrie Callihan
Cincinnati, Ohio

Dhiman Dam
Hyderabad, India

Richard Diedrich
Atlanta, Georgia

Alexandra Dooley
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Melissa Gwyn
San Francisco, California

Nathan Heuer
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Tim Kennedy
Bloomington, Indiana

Garry Mealor
Anchorage, Alaska

Samantha Mitchell
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Roberto Osti
Flemington, New Jersey

Christopher St. Leger
Lockhart, Texas

Diane Szczepaniak
Potomac, Maryland

Wouter van de Koot
Antwerp, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Deconstruction of a Werewolf by Roberto Osti


 

     Rainbow Bright by Alexandra Dooley


 

      Girl on the Grass by Winnie Sidharta Ambron


 

      From Behind The Stars by Diane Szczepaniak

 

 

  December 13 - January 10, 2014

main gallery + drawing room

 

TAPPED 4
An Exhibit of Works by Artists and their Professors

The relationship between art students and their professors can be a powerful one. Even when this bond is left unstated, we carry our professors' voices forward in time as we mature as artists and people. We eventually realize that the instruction given by our teachers during our relatively brief careers as students continues to expand within us. We realize that the learning they inspired (or insisted upon) is a chain-reaction process that develops across our lifetime. All of us who have been students carry forward our professors' legacy in one form or another. And those who are, or have been professors, bear witness to the potency of studenthood.

Out of respect for this student-teacher bond, and in honor of professors working hard to help their students tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer TAPPED, an annual exhibit that presents works of art by current or former professor/student pairs.

For this exhibit 145 artists submitted 305 works for consideration. Sixteen works by the following 16 artists were selected for presentation in the gallery and Manifest Exhibition Annual publication. The artists are listed in pairings to illustrate their teacher/student relationship.

 

Professor Student
John Ferry Sondy Bojanic
Jessie Fisher Amy Erickson*
James Ibur Ruth Reese
Tim Kennedy Neil Callander
Marc Leone Mike Bale
Mark Pomilio Rossitza Todorova*
Todd Reynolds James Oberschlake
Dennis Wojtkiewicz Jessica Summers*
* current student  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pomilio

Todorova

Leone

Bale

Ibur

Reese

Reynolds

Oberschlake

parallel space

 

MARKING TIME
Drawings by Doug Navarra


This solo exhibition of over a dozen of Doug Navarra's drawings in gouache, graphite, and ink on antique found paper is one of six selected from among 165 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest's tenth season.

Manifest is proud to showcase an intimate look at this veteran artists's recent work. Navarra's book-sized drawings are reminiscent of Christian and Islamic manuscripts, Indian Mughal painting, and perhaps Medieval cartography. With a nod to graphic design combined with a pinch of postmodern appropriation his works mesmerize, seeming purposeful and systematic, mysterious and whimsical, and at once vandalous and playful.


Of his work Navarra states:

"I have always defined drawing as making marks on a surface, which leaves the door open for what is a mark and what is a drawing surface. In my case, I have chosen to work on old 'found paper' documents. Being more than 100 years old, I inherit a history of mark-making circumstance on these found documents in regards to stains, tears, smudges, folds, color of paper, design elements, stamps, gesture, and a narrative, just to name a few. It is a vocabulary of preordained aesthetics that I must react to, develop a relationship with, choose to enhance, delete, adopt, or obliterate, while imposing new layers from my own time and interval of space. In a sense, it becomes a metaphor for how we deal with our past and our collective history, whether we choose to ignore it, change it, embellish it, and/or bring its more important components into the light of day."

 

Doug Navarra received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 1976 and an MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1979.

His awards as a visual artist include a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship (1980), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1985), two Pollock-Krasner Fellowships (1999 & 2012), and an Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship (2003). He has also been Visiting Artist at The Museum of Art and Design in NYC (2010). His work as been included in exhibits around the U.S. including OK Harris Gallery (New York City), Oktabec Gallery (Los Angeles), Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design (New York City), among many others. His work is featured in the collections of Maine Artists' Space - The Danforth Collection, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, Muskegon Museum of Art, Rutgers University, Washington Square Partnership, and the Brooklyn Museum.

Navarra lives and works as a visual artist in upstate N.Y.

 

 

 

 


     Untitled


 

     Untitled


     detail

 


central gallery

 

ONE 4
The Manifest Prize

$1000 award

All of Manifest's calls for entry are competitive. The stiffness of the competition has increased in proportion to Manifest's growing reputation, multi-faceted mission, and international reach. Our mission to stand for quality, to create a system whereby works are judged with objectivity as a primary aim, and assembled with as little subjective curatorial agenda as possible has gained the respect of thousands of artists from all over the world, and a vast following of arts lovers, patrons, and supporters.

We respect the creative principle of reduction (the jury process) as it is employed to achieve an essential conclusive statement for each exhibit we produce. This is what has led to the high caliber of each Manifest exhibit, and to the gallery's notable reputation. Competition does breed excellence!

With this principle of reduction in mind, we have been inspired by the intensity of jury after jury to narrow down a collection of entries to a suitable end result. Therefore we determined to push the process to the ultimate limit - from among many to select just ONE work. This work will be the recipient of the fourth annual MANIFEST PRIZE, a cash award of $1000 to a single work selected by our rigorous jury process, and presented in a gallery all to itself as the highlight of the competitive process, an honor to the artist, and a poignant statement for gallery visitors.

Manifest's jury process for ONE included three levels of jury review of 441 works by 197 artists by a total of 19 different jurors. Each level resulted in fewer works passing on to the next, until a winner was reached. The size and nature of the works considered was not a factor in the jury scoring and selection.

 

The winning work is a painting entitled "Self-Portrait with Worn Wall" by Erin Wozniak of Canton, Ohio. It will be the recipient of the 4th annual MANIFEST PRIZE, and presented in the Central Gallery from December 13 through January 10, 2014. It will be accompanied by juror statements and the artist's statement.

Erin Wozniak was born in 1980 in Canton, Ohio and received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design where she was named Outstanding Senior in Fine Arts. While pursuing her BFA, she was awarded a summer fellowship to study at Yale University at Norfolk. After graduating, Wozniak continued her studio practice abroad, living in New Zealand where she won the Goldwater National Art Award. She went on to study Art Education after returning to the U.S. and is currently teaching visual art at Alliance High School in Alliance, Ohio. Wozniak is a twotime recipient of The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and has had work included in national and international juried exhibitions. In both 2009 and 2012, she had a painting selected to tour the United Kingdom as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award and Exhibition. In 2012 and 2013, Wozniak had work selected for the Art Renewal Center’s International Juried Salon, winning second place in drawing. Her work has also been selected for the 8th International Drawing Annual (INDA 8) and the 4th International Painting Annual (INPA 4) to be published by Manifest Press.

 

The Manifest Prize is an annual offering, and with anticipated increased sponsorship the prize amount will grow in coming years.

Five semi-finalists will also be featured in the season-documenting Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA). These are works by Daniel Dallmann, Matthew Davey, Marshall Harris, Damon Mohl, and Janvier Rollande.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Self-Portrait with Worn Wall


 

 



north gallery

 

REGIONAL SHOWCASE:
WORKS ON PAPER

from Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana

 

In 9 seasons Manifest's projects have included works by artists in 49 states and 37 countries. Starting with its 10th season, and as a result of its recent gallery expansion by 66%, Manifest is launching a new ongoing series of exhibits focusing on works by artists living in its own three-state region.

This is intended to complement the ordinarily very wide geographical makeup of most Manifest exhibits with a closer look at what's being done here, now, in our own backyard.

Manifest was founded, and continues to be operated by regional artists, so it is only fitting that, with more space in which to program, the organization should offer the Regional Showcase series. We feel this is important for the artists and the public living within reasonable driving distance of the gallery. It will give each a chance to show and share, and to gain perspective on our region's creative wealth as it relates to the broader art world.

To launch the series, which will change in theme and scope from show to show, with three or four installments planned each season, we opted to survey the region for works on paper. The only criteria beyond being works on paper of excellent quality was that they were made by artists living in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana.

Manifest's several-member blind jury process reviewed 261 works by 102 artists. Thirteen works by the following 11 artists from all three states were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

 

Presenting works by:

Kelly Jo Asbury
Cold Spring, Kentucky

Kim Bissette
Cleveland, Ohio

Brandon Briggs
Bowling Green, Ohio

Alice Coulter
Bethel, Ohio

Casey Lard
Mishawaka, Indiana

Marc Leone
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ron Monsma

South Bend, Indiana

Adam Rake
Bloomington, Indiana

Jesse Thomas
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Kendric Tonn
Wooster, Ohio

Stacey Vallerie
Cincinnati, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Symbiosis 3 by Alice Coulter


 

      Rain by Kim Bissette


 

      Self Portrait by Ron Monsma


 

 

  January 24 - February 21     Opening Reception - Friday, January 24, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery

 

RELEASING THE VEIL
Recent Paintings by Jason John

Free public artist talk: Saturday, January 25, 4pm.

This solo exhibition of eleven of Jason John's recent paintings is one of six selected from among 165 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest's tenth season.

Manifest is proud to showcase these dramatic paintings in our Main Gallery. John's tightly crafted yet playfully surreal works are energized by color, composition, and the theatrical narratives implied by the interaction of the human subjects within environments at once restricting and liberating.

Of his work John states:

"My interest as an artist is related to how people build personal identity in relation to personal memory and their social world. The situations the individual has experienced can drastically alter the shape of a person’s memory and furthermore, a person’s identity and social perception. As a painter, I represent figures trapped in an environment of uneasiness and flux. Some or all of the people in my paintings are concealed by a veil or mask. Partially concealing the identity of an individual removes the personal relationship viewers would expect to feel for those represented. Each character in my paintings has become one with their environment and can evolve toward empowerment or devolve into personal displacement and loss of identity."

Jason John's work is represented at WWA Gallery in Los Angeles, California and Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, California. Recently Jason was inducted into the Museum of Realist Art in Boston, Massachusetts. His work has been on the covers of Blue Canvas Magazine, Art Calendar, Poets and Artists Magazine, and Visual Arts Overture Magazine. His work has also been featured in American Arts Quarterly, American Art Collector Magazine, Manifest Gallery’s International Painting Annuals 1, 2, and 3, Studio Visit Magazine, Creative Quarterly Magazine, and Aesthetica Magazine. Jason is presently assistant professor of painting at University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Lift


 

     Fierce


 


drawing room + parallel space

 

IMPRINT
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’. For this exhibit Manifest takes a fresh look at the media last featured in season 5.

Manifest's several-member jury reviewed 572 works by 229 artists from 38 states and 11 countries. Twenty-six works by the following 20 artists from 12 states and Canada were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

 

Presenting works by:

Mary Claire Becker
Asheville, North Carolina

Sean Caulfield
Edmonton, Canada

Nick Conbere
North Vancouver, Canada

Rick Finn
Cincinnati, Ohio

Carl Gombert
Maryville, Tennessee

Brett Groves
Oswego, New York

Karla Hackenmiller
Athens, Ohio

Anthony Holmquist
Durango, Colorado

Abner Jonas
Athens, Ohio

Williams Kitchens
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jimin Lee
Oakland, California

Beauvais Lyons
Knoxville, Tennessee

Sharon Navage
Odessa, Texas

Jeremy Plunkett
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ramiro Rodriguez
South Bend, Indiana

Keely Snook
Knoxville, Tennessee

Dorothea Van Camp
Boston Massachusetts

Art Werger
Athens, Ohio

Jenny Wiener
Tavares, Florida

Danielle Wyckoff
Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

 

 

 

 


     William Kitchens

 

 

     Jimin Lee


     Ramiro Rodriguez


     Rick Finn

 


central gallery + north gallery

 

SYSTEMATIC
Works By or About Systems

SYSTEMATIC seeks to present and examine works of visual art or design which in their form, production, or concept offer insight into the nature and effects of systems. This exhibition concept offers a very wide window through which artists and designers were invited to interpret and apply their work. For this purpose 'systems' was defined loosely as processes or information made up of routines or rules, by which 'inputs' are converted into 'outputs' through a consistent orderly method. For example, works may themselves be products epitomizing systematic processes, may simply be illustrative of such processes (i.e. an image of machines in a factory system), or may be imitations of systematic products or results. Systems may be tangible physical processes, or conceptual, political, or philosophical processes.

The goal is to reveal how such a modern concept such as 'system', one which affects so much of our daily lives, shows up in visual art, illustration, or design. It is also to inspire deeper consideration of this fact on the part of the visitors to the exhibition - to reveal the interconnected processes into which they themselves provide fuel, directly or indirectly through participation or consumption.

Manifest's several-member jury reviewed 289 works by 129 artists from 29 states and 8 countries. Sixteen works by the following 14 artists from ten states and the country of Slovenia were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

 

Presenting works by:

Julie Abijanac
Columbus, Ohio

Erin Anderson
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Ian Bellomy
Cincinnati, Ohio

Wilson Boria
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Beth Brown
Baltimore, Maryland

Brut Carniollus
Radovljica, Slovenija

Anna Chupa
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Bryon Darby
Lawrence, Kansas

Pamela Farrell
Flemington, New Jersey

Dan Good
San Francisco, California

Jean Hess
Knoxville, Tennessee

Nichole Maury
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Tana Tapson
Berkley, Michigan

Kathleen Thum
Liberty, South Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Kathleen Thum


 

     Tana Tapson


 

     Bryon Darby


 

  March 7 - April 4     Opening Reception - Friday, March 7, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery + drawing room

 

TALES TOLD
Story in Art

Before books, before photography and video, before blogs, there was the story. Art certainly shared its infancy in prehistory with narrative storytelling, one giving form to the other. Over time they entwined, merging, melding, reforming into a few streams of expression. Today it often seems that one, visual arts, has become a cast-off eddy of uncertainty, while its two sister streams, music and theater/film, enjoy rampant success flourishing storytelling in the fertile grounds of technology and consumer society. However, visual art is not the withered limb it may sometimes appear. Lest we forget, design and illustration (the so called 'commercial' aspects) thrive alongside the performing arts. But even in Fine Art, that narrow range of the full spectrum of visual arts, story is alive and well. One could even say that all art is about telling a story. In that way, art carries the quietest, yet perhaps most potent, and hardest to extract story of them all.

Tales Told walks you through the gallery, inviting you to unfold a story piece by piece, connecting the threads of a narrative. Each visitor to the exhibit is left to decide how the parts come together; how the tale is told.

For this exhibit 249 artists from 35 states and 17 countries submitted 601 works for consideration. Twenty-two works by the following 17 artists from 12 states and the country of Turkey were selected for presentation in the gallery and Manifest Exhibition Annual publication.

Recep Akar
Istanbul, Turkey

Susan Byrnes
Cincinnati, Ohio

Tim Clorius
Portland, Maine

Adrian Cox
St. Louis, Missouri

James Ehlers
Emporia, Kansas

Jade Hoyer
Knoxville, Tennessee

Primary Hughes
Marquette, Michigan

Heidi Jensen
Muncie, Indiana

Brandon Lowery
Beavercreek, Ohio

James Russell May
Louisville, Kentucky

Joseph A. Miller
Buffalo, New York

Sara Pearce
Cincinnati, Ohio

Joshua Risner
Alto, Michigan

Doug Stapleton
Chicago, Illinois

Christopher Troutman
Beaumont, Texas

Theresa Wall Duggan
Franklin, Massachusetts

Art Werger
Athens, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     James Ehlers

 

     Joseph A. Miller


     Susan Byrnes

 


parallel space

 

REGIONAL SHOWCASE:
PHOTOGRAPHY
from Ohio & Kentucky

In 9 seasons Manifest's projects have included works by artists in 49 states and 37 countries. Starting with its 10th season, and as a result of its recent gallery expansion by 66%, Manifest is launching a new ongoing series of exhibits focusing on works by artists living in its own three-state region.

This is intended to complement the ordinarily very wide geographical makeup of most Manifest exhibits with a closer look at what's being done here, now, in our own backyard.

Manifest was founded, and continues to be operated by regional artists, so it is only fitting that, with more space in which to program, the organization should offer the Regional Showcase series. We feel this is important for the artists and the public living within reasonable driving distance of the gallery. It will give each a chance to show and share, and to gain perspective on our region's creative wealth as it relates to the broader art world.

For this second in the series, which will change in theme and scope from show to show, we opted to survey the region for works of photography.

Manifest's several-member blind jury process reviewed 295 works by 100 artists. Eleven works by the following 9 artists were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

 

Presenting works by:

Barry Andersen
Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Claire & Stephen Brewer
Cincinnati, Ohio

Preston Buchtel
Cleveland, Ohio

Ian Campbell
Athens, Ohio

Maureen France
Cincinnati, Ohio

Lou Krueger
Bowling Green, Ohio

Rosalie Rosenthal
Louisville, Kentucky

Krista Walker
Louisville, Kentucky

Kim Young
Bowling Green, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 


     Krista Walker

 

     Lou Krueger


     Preston Buchtel

 

 

 


central gallery

 

SELECTIONS FROM THE FORM SERIES
Paintings by Nathan Sullivan


This solo exhibition of seven of Nathan Sullivan's paintings is one of six selected from among 165 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest's tenth season.

We are happy to share Nathan Sullivan's paintings in a solo presentation. His paintings evoke a sense of a microscopic universe populated by ordinary and familiar organic objects seemingly suspended in a state of playing out an important biological epic. The exhibit puts the gallery visitor in the midst of this drama, implicating them in the event, or making them the subject of these paintings' attention.

 

Of his work Sullivan states:

"In choosing my subject I am searching for the unspectacular. Content can be found in the mundane, meaning contained in the smallest thing, and poetry in the simplest moment. My practice is bound in phenomenology. The work is an act of ingestion and investigation, an embodiment of these acts of consciousness. My focus is directed at the experience with the natural world–its space, time and physicality. My works are drawn and painted to present and reflect upon the prosaic rectitude of the ordinary in order to bring attention to the ignored, the forgotten, and the unseen. It is the microcosms that are entries to greater understandings."

 

Nathan Sullivan was born in Pittsfield, Massachuetts in 1978. He received his Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2000 and a Masters in Fine Art from Syracuse University in 2005. His work has been shown in exhibition both nationally and internationally. His Form Series has been exhibited in solo shows at Edinboro University, Furman University and South Oregon University. His landscape work was exhibited at University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri in a two-person exhibition. His work is in the collection of Purdue University, Syracuse University and in numerous private collections. He has taught drawing, painting and printmaking at Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego, University of Montana, University of Missouri and Franklin Pierce University. He currently lives and works in southern New Hampshire. 

Sullivan's paintings are also included in Manifest's International Painting Annuals 1, 2, and 3.

 

 

 

 


    

 

     


 

     

 


north gallery

 

RECENT PORTRAITS
by Gaela Erwin


This solo exhibition of nine of Gaela Erwin's pastels is one of six selected from among 165 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest's tenth season.

Manifest is proud to showcase an intimate look at this veteran artists's recent work. Erwin uses pastels or oil paints to create searing self-portraits and paintings of family members in a style that have origins in seventeenth century portrait paintings. Most recently, her paintings have explored the link between herself and her mother of an advanced age. Other bodies of work have examined self-portraiture through the guise and lore of saints. Erwin examines her subject with an acute psychological focus that is at once contemporary and, at times, startling.

 

Of her work Erwin states:

"My paintings, in pastel on Wallis museum grade paper, have twin goals of celebrating realism and re-invigorating portraiture. After fifteen years of self-portraiture, I am able to expand my boundaries to include family members, thanks to the use of photography. With this medium, I am able to capture images of far-flung relatives that allow me to pictorially explore classic family dynamics. The resulting compositions can be, at once, alluring and disturbing. The mother/daughter, and sibling relationships inspire paintings that potentially mine the universal complexities of family interactions. "

 

Gaela Erwin has lived and worked primarily in the Mid-West and Southeast United States. She received her BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1973 and received her MA from the University of Louisville in 1983. In the summer of 1988 she studied with Robert Beauchamp through the Studio Art School of the Aegean in Samos, Greece. In 1989, Erwin studied with Jack Beal at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Currently she has a studio in Louisville, Kentucky.

Erwin has been the recipient of numerous awards, fellowship and artist’s residencies. Grants, to name only a few, include several awards from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Al Smith Fellowship and the Artist’s Fellowship Inc. Residency fellowships include Yaddo, Mac Dowell, Virginia Center for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts and Obërfalzer Künstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany and The Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annaghmakerrig, County Monoghan, Ireland. She received the prestigious residency award from the Camargo Foundation where she was artist–in-residence in Cassis, France. Erwin was the winner of a commendation award from the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever National Portrait competition in 2009. She was awarded a travel grant to study the work of Caravaggio in Rome Italy from the Italian Cultural Institute in 2011.

Gaela Erwin has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally including at the Lexington Art League, Arkansas State University, the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and the University of Kentucky Art Museum in Lexington, Kentucky and the Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences in Evansville, Indiana, the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama, the Ogunquit Museum of Art in Ogunquit, Maine and the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Her work is also on display in various corporate collections as well as private collections in the U.S., Canada and Germany.

Her work is also included in Manifest's forthcoming International Drawing Annual 8 (INDA 8).

 

 

 

 

 



 

     


     

 

 

  April 18 - May 16     Opening Reception - Friday, April 18, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery + drawing room

 

KINGDOM
The Animal in Contemporary Art

Images of animals in art have existed parallel to those of humans for as long as images (and objects) have been made by people. Our social, creative, and psychological evolution is inextricably tied to our relationships with animals. Whether it be the taming of the wolf, resulting in 'man's best friend', the tethering of the horse which magnified the power and geographic reach of humans, or the domestication of herd animals which contributed to the establishment of cities and large concentrations of people (and the growth of culture), they are all part of the trajectory of humanity to this point in time. All have been documented, explored, and deified throughout the long process by images and objects featuring animals.

But this isn't just history (and pre-history). The animal remains a powerful subject in contemporary art. So Manifest has chosen once again to feature an exhibit which will reveal the state of the animal in contemporary art. With this we called for artists working in any media to submit works that in some way feature or address animals, real or imagined.

For this exhibit 411 artists from 42 states, 11 countries, and Washington D.C. submitted 935 works for consideration. Twenty-five works by the following 20 artists from 13 states and Canada were selected for presentation in the gallery and Manifest Exhibition Annual publication.

Curtis Bartone
Savannah, Georgia

Barbara Blacharczyk
Chicago, Illinois

Ingrid Blixt
Lansing, Michigan

Ryan Buyssens
Charlotte, North Carolina

Hannah Cameron
Athens, Ohio

Michael Felber
Port Townsend, Washington

Adrienne Ginter
Wilmington, Vermont

Ally Glowacki
Tempe, Arizona

Kimberly Kersey-Asbury
Greenfield, New Hampshire

Lou Krueger
Bowling Green, Ohio

Paul Loehle
West Chester, Ohio

Beauvais Lyons
Knoxville, Tennessee

Kathy McGhee
Galloway, Ohio

Douglas Miller
Louisville, Kentucky

Kay Myers
Madison, Wisconsin

Gail Simpson
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Ezra Tucker
Monument, Colorado

Roscoe Wilson
Hamilton, Ohio

McCrystle Wood
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ted Zourntos
Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Ryan Buyssens

 

     Kimberly Kersey-Asbury


     Douglas Miller


     Gail Simpson

 


parallel space

 

THREE MINUTES
Photographs by Seder Burns


This solo exhibition of Seder Burns' photographs is one of six selected from among 165 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest's tenth season.

While dwelling on rural pastimes in Michigan and Ohio, Seder Burns' photographs provide a fractured view into the photographic medium itself. Using straight-up film photography and hand-made devices, Burns explores how time itself is a potent subject for art. This intimate exhibit continues Manifest's commitment to exploring image making in art across all media.

Of his work Burns states:

"This series of surreal photography of rural Ohio and Michigan pastimes is meant to question our perception of time and the veracity of photography. Taken with a unique homemade camera, similar in design to those that produced the first images from space, Ferris wheels in motion look like candelabras and people look like cardboard cutouts. These distorted images are created in camera and are not manipulated afterward. My photographs represent a different approach to recording time and space.”

Seder Burns is an artist and professor of art. Most of his work is lens based, but he also works with a wide variety of mediums from paper-craft to 3D animation. He is currently a Lecturer of photography at the University of Michigan. He received his M.F.A. in Digital Arts in 2009 and M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education in 2006 from Bowling Green State University.

Burns' photography is also included in Manifest's International Photography Annual 1.

 

 

 

 

 


    

 

     


 


north gallery + central gallery

 

DRAWN
1st Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Manifest was founded in-part to stand for the importance of drawing as a process, skill, and discipline, and as a continuing viable product of the creative fine art and design fields. Since its inception the organization has continued to incorporate drawing-based programming, including education (Drawing Center), publications (INDA), and gallery exhibits into the broader spectrum of its projects. The students and professors who formed Manifest in 2004 knew that despite their diverging career paths (architecture, art history, painting, industrial design, photography) they were brought together on account of their connection to drawing and their mutually intense but multi-faceted pursuit of this fundamental discipline.

In honor of the original spirit of the founding ideals of Manifest, the gallery has chosen in its 10th season to launch DRAWN as a new annual exhibition. DRAWN will seek to survey and present the broad scope of drawing being made today. This gallery exhibit is completely separate from but will complement the annual INDA publication project.

DRAWN called for artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.).

For this exhibit 340 artists from 44 states, 15 countries and Washington D.C. submitted 858 works for consideration. Twenty-two works by the following 20 artists from 11 states, Canada, and England were selected for presentation in the gallery and Manifest Exhibition Annual publication.

Harry Ally
Troy, Ohio

Tamie Beldue
Black Mountain, North Carolina

Eric Brennan
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Sue Bryan
New York, New York

Joomi Chung
Oxford, Ohio

Chris Day
Brighton, Illinois

Alexandra Emberley
Calgary, Canada

John Gaunt
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mark Hanavan
Middletown, Ohio

Takayuki Hara
London, England

Melanie Johnson
Prairie Village, Kansas

Chris  LaPorte
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Zachari  Logan
Saskatoon, Canada

Taylor Mazer
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Armin Mersmann
Midland, Michigan

Nina Pascal
Floral Park, New York

Elena Peteva
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Janvier Rollande
Orr's Island, Maine

Sheldon Tapley
Danville, Kentucky

Mary Wagner
Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Takayuki Hara

 

     Janvier Rollande


     Joomi Chung

 

     Mark Hanavan

 

     Mary Wagner

 

 

 

 


  May 30 – June 27     Opening Reception - Friday, May 30, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery

 

RITES OF PASSAGE
10th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition

An Exhibit of Works by Current or Recent Undergraduates

Initiated in 2005, The Rites of Passage exhibits were developed 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 and national institutions together in one place.

With this tenth annual installment of the Rites series, Manifest offers a $300 best of show award to reward excellence at this career level.

The Rites call for submissions was open to students graduating or expecting to graduate in 2013, 2014, or 2015 (undergraduate juniors, seniors, and those who graduated last year).

For this exhibit 130 artists representing 76 academic institutions submitted 303 works for consideration. Twelve works by the following 10 artists representing ten different academic institutions are featured in the 10th annual Rites of Passage exhibit. Artists are listed with their academic status as of the dates of their entry into this competition.

The best of show award recipient will be announced during the May 30th opening reception.

Why is this important?
Passing through an acredited college art program is one way among many to become an artist. While it does not guarantee success, it does serve as a measurable achievement, and if the degree granting institution is holding up its end of the deal, each artist who attains a degree through such a program has met or surpassed certain standards. For programs which are appropriately rigorous, passing a student is seriously meaningful business. Manifest's Rites of Passage is meant to serve as an external view into this process, across a broader scope than just one institution, and is offered as a bridge between academic pursuit and the general public.

The exhibit catalogs for Rites, and now the Manifest Exhibition Annual, will, over time, become a compelling document framing a view into the state of art in academia, and quite possibly the launching place for future notable artists of the world.


Featuring works by:

Autumn Bussen
2013 Graduate, Ball State University

Kayla Carlson
Senior, Clarke University

Mary Claus
Senior, Ohio University

Alexandra Dietz
Senior, Eastern Michigan University

Tyler Griese
Senior, Northern Kentucky University

Jamey Hart
Senior, Cleveland Institute of Art

Chancelor Havlik
Senior, University of Wyoming

Shannon Lee
2013 Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kolton Miller
Senior, Clemson University

Cassie Shaver
Senior, Eastern Kentucky University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Kayla Carlson, Senior, Clarke University

 

     Jamey Hart, Senior, Cleveland Institute of Art


     Alexandra Dietz, Senior, Eastern Michigan University


 

 


drawing room + parallel space

 

MAGNITUDE SEVEN
10th Annual Small Works Exhibition


Back in 2005 we launched the Magnitude Seven project with the idea that small works would be easier and more practical for artists to send to Manifest from anywhere in the world. This proved true, and right off it was this project that lead to Manifest gaining the tag line 'a neighborhood gallery for the world.'

This iteration of the exhibit is no different, with works coming together from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and the countries of Canada, Scotland, and Slovakia.

Inevitably Mag 7 is a melange of various works, including an extremely wide range of media, styles, and artist intents.The exhibit always gains unity from the common scale, so even disparate works seem to engage in playful and tolerant conversation across the gallery or side by side. We have found that having a couple galleries full of hand-sized works is somehow a relief steeped in the joy of small things well made, a menagerie of creativity, and a poignant reminder that bigger is not always better.

We are delighted to offer this tenth annual exhibit of works no larger than seven inches in any dimension. For this year's project 183 artists submitted 392 works for consideration by Manifest's rigorous jury process. Twenty-three works by the following 19 artists from 12 states and 3 countries were selected for presentation in the gallery and the new season-documenting Manifest Exhibition Annual.

 

Erin Anderson
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Peter T. Bennett
Buxton, Maine

Greg Burak
Bloomington, Indiana

Spencer Corbett
Brighton, Michigan

Stacy Elko
Lubbock, Texas

Donna Festa
Bangor, Maine

McArthur Freeman
Temple Terrace, Florida

Phillip Gurrey
Glasgow, Scotland

Tim Hahn
Augusta, Missouri

Brandon Hearty
Magrath, Alberta, Canada

Jean Hess
Knoxville, Tennessee

Stacey Holloway
Birmingham, Alabama

Hwayong Jung
Jersey City, New Jersey

Ria Kmetova
Nitra, Slovakia

Carole P. Kunstadt
West Hurley, New York

Terrance Lavin
Meriden, Connecticut

Vince Natale
Woodstock, New York

Sara Pedigo
St. Augustine, Florida

Taylor Woolwine
Bloomington, Indiana

 

 

 

 


          Spencer Corbett

 

     Peter T. Bennett

 

     Carole Kunstadt

 

     Taylor Woolwine

     

     Hwayong Jung

 

 


north gallery + central gallery

 

MAR 2013/14
Manifest Artist Residency Showcase Exhibition

Artists' Gallery Talk: Saturday, June 14th, 5pm
Open to the public!

The year-long Manifest Artist Residency was launched in 2012 with the goal to provide artists with a combination of free studio space, supportive resources such as teaching opportunities and free access to life drawing at the Manifest Drawing Center, the powerful creative culture that permeats all Manifest programs, and routine engagement with the gallery-visiting public during each of our nine exhibit receptions each season.

This season, afforded by the increase in Manifest's exhibition spaces, we were delighted to be able to add yet another benefit to the MAR program–the MAR Showcase exhibition.

This double-solo exhibit features works made by our two 2013/14 Artists in Residence, Nicholas Mancini and Jeremy Plunkett. This marks the culmination of their residency at Manifest which concludes in June, and serves as a celebration of their achievements, learning, and heartfelt adoption into the broad Manifest 'family'.

 

VESTIGE
Paintings and Drawings by Nicholas Anthony Mancini

A vestige is a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something vanished. Most of the works in this exhibit are singular in nature, focused on one object or figure. A single body is unique for it is absolute, existing independent of relation. Once the experience of painting has expired, the relationship between myself and the object disappears and the piece remains as evidence. It is important that the works illustrate both a first impression and a deep investigation.

 

CONTAINER
Paintings by Jeremy Plunkett

Container speaks of both the act of containing and a vessel that is used to hold or transport something. I am a container. The subject I am undeniably attracted to and trying to contain is light. This exhibit showcases points of contemplation where an amorphous space or material combined with glaring qualities of light can momentarily spark the sublime (a reminder about our human consumption vs. our residue, our real and our non-real, our mark and our non-mark).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     Nicholas Anthony Mancini

 

     Jeremy Plunkett

 


 




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Manifest's 10th season is funded in part by an impact grant from ArtsWave, and by the Ohio Arts Council.


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