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Season 2 Exhibits

   

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CRUFT
/main gallery

Works by NYC artist Robert Spahr.

For his current work Spahr creates automated scripts and algorithms that harvest images off the Internet as source material, which are then used to generate a new image he calls "Crufts." This one-man exhibit will include video and printed imagery.

Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.


View Spahr's BigBro Cruft archive here:

BigBro

Project support provided by a grant from the Fine Arts Fund.
Sponsorship by Tri-State Visual Products.

GRAND OPENING
SEASON 2


Sept. 30 - Oct. 29

Opening Reception
Friday Sept. 30th
6-10 p.m.

 

exhibit catalog

learning guide

 
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Drawings by Kevin T. Kelly
/drawing room



Running concurrently with an exhibit of new paintings by Kelly at the Dayton Art Institute, this one-man exhibit in Manifest's Drawing Room will focus exclusively on the small preliminary drawings Kelly creates in preparation for his larger finished works.


Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.

Sept. 30 - Oct. 29

Opening Reception
Friday Sept. 30th
6-10 p.m.

 

exhibit catalog

learning guide

 
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TRANS
/main gallery



A competitive juried exhibit of works of fine art with subject, form, or content in some way related to transportation systems or machines.

Thirteen works by twelve artists from Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Featuring painting, photography, sculpture, etching, lithography, and video by: Jim Ballou, Brandon Barger, Kevin Bell, Matthew Board, Christiane Corcelle-Lippeveld, David Dotson, Jenny Hershey, Jonathan Hils, Kris Hundt, David Kirkwood, E. Brady Robinson, and Brooke White.


Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.



Project support provided by a grant from the Fine Arts Fund
Sponsorship by Tri-State Visual Products


Fog Plane by Kris Hundt

 

Nov. 11 - Dec. 9

Opening Reception
Friday Nov. 11th
6-10 p.m.

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Transportation Design
/drawing room



An exhibit of works documenting the stages of Transportation Design, including scale models, 3D imagery, sketches, and renderings. Curated by Brigid O'Kane, associate professor of design and former GM senior lead creative designer.

Including works by:

Ben Davidson (Honda), Kevin Dohn (Puma), Robin Krieg (General Motors), Steve Meoski, Sung Paik (General Motors), Joe Palermo (Eleven), Ryan Price, Gary Ragle (Mitsubishi), Nicholas Womeldorff (531 Design)

Current University of Cincinnati Students:
Barbara Brattain, Mark Chrapla, Bobby Deddens, Taryn Dyle, Eric Erhardt, Jed Farlow, TJ Manion


Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.

Sponsorship by the University of Cincinnati

 

 


Alias Rendering by Gary Ragle

 

 

Nov. 11 - Dec. 9

Opening Reception
Friday Nov. 11th
6-10 p.m.

 

exhibit catalog

learning guide

FREE PUBLIC LECTURES

 
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Empirical/Experimental
/main gallery and drawing room

A National Juried Exhibition

Fourteen works by thirteen artists from Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington.

Aaron Brown, Peter Chamberlain, Colleen Choquette-Raphael, Samantha DiRosa, Karen Gergely, Katrina Kieser, Hojin Kwak, Nicole Lenzi, Mary Magsamen and Stephan Hillerbrand, Jeannette Palsa, Mary Robinson, and Gregory Witt present works of 3D prototype printing, found objects/assemblage, drawing/mixed media, silver gelatin prints, ambrotypes, monotypes, electronic kinetic sculpture, digital inkjet prints, and oil painting on panel.

 

Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.

 


Puddle by Gregory Witt



Dec. 16 - Jan. 13

Opening Reception
Friday Dec. 16th
6-10 p.m.

 

exhibit catalog

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A Selection: 1999 - 2001
Paintings by Boris Zakic

/main gallery



Boris Zakic is an internationally exhibited and collected painter currently chairing the Georgetown College department of art in Georgetown, Kentucky. His often very large, and crisply clean paintings offer a playful, ironic, and sometimes haunting experience of conceptual trompe l’oeil. His masterful realism is mixed with a postmodern play of symbol, and artifice, to illustrate psychological drama, often of characters seemingly lost in a world of paint. Zakic’s works most often include references to the human figure, as well as implied commentary on the relationships of photography and painting (image making) to life.

This exhibit features seven large paintings.



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NeStvarnost (detail)
1999, oil on linen by Boris Zakic

Jan. 27 - Feb. 24

Opening Reception
Friday Jan. 27th
6-10 p.m.



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String of Beads
Drawings by Sol Kjøk

/drawing room



Sol Kjøk is also an internationally exhibited and collected artist. Three of her drawings were included in Manifest’s inaugural exhibit Terrestrial Domains. Her intricate line drawings of human figures echo the works of great masters of the past, like Michelangelo, Durer, and Leonardo da Vinci. However the swirling combinations, and otherworldly, even dreamlike, interactions of her characters as well as the inclusion of her ever-present scarlet orb, bring the works to the forefront of contemporary drawing.

The combination of Zakic (main gallery) and Kjøk (drawing room) brings together two foreign-born artists who now call the United States home, and who both have (or have had) a relationship to the Cincinnati region. Both artists incorporate the human figure as subject matter into their works, which are made through traditional techniques but non-traditional concepts and processes. In both cases, the results offer the benefit of traditional hand skills and pictorial values, with the mystery, drama, and conceptual sophistication of contemporary artistic theory.


Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.

String of Beads is supported in part by funding from:

The George Sugarman Foundation

The Ruth Chenven Foundation, Inc
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String of Beads 32 (detail)
2003, graphite and colored pencil on paper
by Sol Kjøk




Jan. 27 - Feb. 24

Opening Reception
Friday Jan. 27th
6-10 p.m.



Artist's Slide Lecture
Sat., Jan. 28th, 6 p.m.

Suspended Bodies, Swirling Balls and Strings of Beads will reveal the artist's process and discuss the personal symbology in her work.

 


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Drawn from Life
The Manifest Open Figure Sessions Exhibit
/drawing room



Drawn from Life offers an exhibit of over 100 works made exclusively by participants in Manifest’s weekly life drawing sessions (from fall 2004 through winter 2006). An all-over salon-style studio-type installation, the exhibit will reveal the unselfconscious learning process that life-drawing provides for artists. It will also serve to educate the general public about the role of the study of the live nude model in contemporary (and historical) art practices.

Artists include:
Janiene Baker, Jessica Grace Bechtel, Ian Bellomy, Cole Carothers, Adam Gilliam, Cynthia Gregory, Jim Griner, David Jarred, Kevin Muente, Carrie Nixon, Trevor Ponder, Jonathan Queen, Catherine Richards, Emil Robinson, Sandra Sharp, Marie Spaeth, and John Wolfer.


Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.



Life Drawing by Emil Robinson





March 3 - March 31

Artists' Reception
Friday March 24th
6-10 p.m.

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Selections from the
National Drawing Annual

/main gallery



Featuring an intimate presentation of eight works selected from the forthcoming 2005 National Drawing Annual exhibition-in-print publication. Works exhibited include prize winners and other jury favorites.

The exhibit features drawings by:
Jennifer Jenkins (Savannah, Georgia), Deborah Rockman (Grand Rapids, Michigan), Kathleen Thum (Hornell, New York), Aaron Tinder (Indianola, Iowa), and Dan Wickerham (Baltimore, Maryland).


Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.

 



Solution #2 (detail), 2005
serigraphy, machine embroidery, india ink on silk
Jennifer Jenkins, Savannah, Georgia




March 3 - March 31

Artists' Reception
Friday March 24th
6-10 p.m.

exhibit catalog

learning guide

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Rites of Passage 2006 - Exhibit 1
/main gallery and drawing room



A juried series of exhibits featuring works by graduating college seniors from Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, and Xavier University

main gallery two person show:

Keith Hammersmith (UC) and Kate Holterhoff (UC)

drawing room solo show:
Ai-ling Chang (XU)

Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.




Keith Hammersmith, University of Cincinnati






 


April 7 - April 28

Opening Reception
Friday April 7th
6-10 p.m.


exhibit catalog

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Rites of Passage 2006 - Exhibit 2
/main gallery and drawing room



A juried series of exhibits featuring works by graduating college seniors from Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, and Xavier University

main gallery two person show:

Amy Mauck (UD) and Kimberly Hennessy (UC)

drawing room OSU group show:
Meredith Carr, Matthew Ducmanas, Brenda Dickey, and Mathew Crane

Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.



Amy Mauck, University of Dayton






 


May 5 - May 26

Opening Reception
Friday May 5th
6-10 p.m.

 

exhibit catalog

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Siblings
Figurative ceramic sculptures by Anne Potter
/main gallery



Anne Potter’s Siblings bring this young clay-wielding dynamo back to Manifest for a full-scale solo exhibit (she exhibited two works in Manifest’s second exhibit, Gender, Engendered, in early 2005). Siblings will center on a life-sized trio of ceramic female forms reminiscent of the narrative and eerily psychological paintings of Odd Nerdrum, but brandishing all the inherited force of August Rodin and Camille Claudel combined. Accompanying this triad will be smaller yet equally expressive works.

Anne Potter is unquestionably a young exploding star of the art world. Her prolific and skillful hand, and keen sense of the human form, and human drama attest to her pending preeminence as a leading figurative sculptor in America.

(to be held concurrently with the International Sculpture Conference in Cincinnati)

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Nena, ceramic

 


June 3 - June 30

Artists' Reception
Friday June 23rd
6-10 p.m.

Open late on Final Friday - June 30th
(through 9 p.m.)

exhibit catalog

learning guide

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The Sculpted Line
/drawing room



An exhibition of three-dimensional works that investigate issues of drawing.

Works by Amie McNeel, David Shingler, Felicia Szorad, and Travis Townsend

(to be held concurrently with the International Sculpture Conference in Cincinnati)

Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.

 


June 3 - June 30

Artists' Reception
Friday June 23rd
6-10 p.m.

Open late on Final Friday - June 30th
(through 9 p.m.)

exhibit catalog

learning guide

 

 
   

magnitude SEVEN
second annual international exhibit of small works

co-curated by Trevor Ponder


Featuring 30 works by 18 artists from eleven states and three countries. Works in the exhibit are from California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Ontario Canada, and Derby, United Kingdom.

Works by Yoonhee Choi, Margot Cormier Splane, Andrew Dailey, Dan Gerdeman, Kathy Goodell, Shane Harris, Jennifer Jenkins, Matthew Litteken, Joseph Macklin, Ladianne Mandel, Tom Mueske, Brent Payne, Nathan Poglein, Russ Revock, Alex Roulette, Gretchen Scharnagl, Kate Smith, and Vaughn Wascovich.

Media represented include painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and photography.

This exhibit will conclude Manifest's second season of programming. Season 3 will begin in late September.

Read the full press-release here.
Download the announcement card here.


 


July 11 - Aug. 4
Opening Reception

Friday July 14th
6-10 p.m.

Open late on Final Friday - July 28th
(through 9 p.m.)

 

exhibit catalog

learning guide

 
 

 


   

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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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