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2007/08 Schedule of Exhibits

 


 Two Solo Exhibits by Regional Artists

Souvenir
Recent Paintings by Kim Flora
/main gallery


Souvenir is a collection of recent paintings by Kim Flora, a Cincinnati artist, and 2005 Art Academy of Cincinnati graduate.

Manifest is pleased to present this collection of works as the kickoff exhibit for our 2007/08 season. Flora's paintings are richly layered, dense meditations on reflections of travel in Europe during a 2005 Art Academy student exchange program to Munich.

The works delicately suggest dream-like memories, sharing the flavor of sentimentality while mixing in an amazing formalist aesthetic.






 

SEASON 4 KICKOFF

Sept. 28 - Oct. 26
Opening Reception

Friday Sept. 28
6-10 p.m.
Open late on the final friday -
October 26
(through 9 p.m.)

catalog

New Hybrids:
Environmental Anomalies
Recent Drawings by Jon Swindler

/drawing room


Manifest is proud to present this solo exhibit of recent works by Jon Swindler. New Hybrids assembles a exquisite collection of drawing-based works utilizing the artist's personal metaphors and references to his rural past to provoke a visceral response.

Jon Swindler received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and art education from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, and his MFA degree in printmaking and drawing from Southern Illinois University in 2003

Since 2004 he has served as Assistant Professor of Art at Wright State University in Dayton Ohio where he teaches introductory through advanced levels of drawing and printmaking.




 

 International Call for Entries Exploring Process and Vision - guest curated

Resistance to Vision:
Searching, Sifting, Finding, Seeing
/main gallery and drawing room

Proposed and Curated by Dana Saulnier,
Associate Professor, Miami University, Oxford


Creative work is often ninety percent not seeing what one hopes to see. Rejection and destruction accompany the fragmentary and ambiguous episodes of seeing, that are the constant companions of the instincts, intuitions, and insights born of creative actions. This is true of many different processes of visual art from naturalism to abstraction. Naturalism is haunted by the plenitude of vision whereas abstraction frequently sets out to make visible what is not yet seen. We are hoping to see work that makes visible an active dialogue with visibility as necessary to its aesthetic. We are hoping to see work that reveals searching, sifting, "seeing as" and "seeing in" as the givens of creativity. - Dana Saulnier



Two public lectures by Professor Saulnier will accompany this exhibit.









Call for Entry Info.

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Nov. 9 - Dec. 7

Opening Reception
Friday Nov. 9
6-10 p.m.

(closed Thanksgiving Day)

catalog

Free Lectures



Free ADF Film Series Screening - Thursday, November 15th, 7:30pm

 
 International Call for Entries for Contemporary Photography - guest curated + Works of Illustration

Trick of the Light:
Contemporary Photography
/main gallery

Curated by Dennis Kiel,
Chief Curator, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC


Trick of the Light invites artists to submit works of recent photography-based work in an effort to assemble a compelling exhibit revealing the power of light-based imagery to communicate, express, or evoke as visceral first-hand experience as any painting or sculpture exhibit might.

Entries from a wide range of interpretations of 'photography' are expected.







Call for Entry Info.

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Dec. 14 - Jan. 11

Opening Reception
Friday Dec. 14
6-10 p.m.


catalog



Free ADF Film Series Screenings:

Thursday, December 20, 7:30 p.m.














Funny Men:
Illustrations by Gabriel Utasi
and Ryan Ostrander

/drawing room


Funny Men brings two successful Illustrators together for a tour-de-force exhibit of classic drawing-based illustration. Gabriel Utasi, currently works as staff illustrator at the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Arizona.

Ryan Ostrander works full-time as an illustrator and graphic designer for The Cincinnati Post. He has collected numerous awards from Scripps Howard News Service, The Associated Press of Ohio and The Society of Professional Journalists, which has three times named him "Best Graphic Artist."







Utasi (image courtesy of the East Valley Trubune, Mesa, AZ)


Ostrander







 International Call for Entries for Works Featuring the Human Form + Works on Paper by Kelly Jo Asbury

Body of Work:
The Human Form in Contemporary Art

/main gallery


Body of Work invites artists to submit works in any medium or genre that investigate or incorporate the human form in some way. A range of types of entries are strongly encouraged - from purely academic examples of anatomical figure drawing, to conceptual and less-obvious interpretations.

The human form has been a central subject of artwork since well before it was called 'art'. From Lascaux to Willendorf, to Matthew Barney and Jenny Saville, artists have found ways to provide forms of self-reflection to society.






 

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Jan. 25 - Feb. 22

Opening Reception

Friday Jan. 25
6-10 p.m.

catalog


Free ADF Film Series Screenings:

Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.

Appetite and Consumption:
Works on Paper by Kelly Jo Asbury
/drawing room


Manifest Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibit of the large-scale works on paper by Kelly Jo Asbury.

An intimate drawing room experience of larger than life scale, this exhibit will present works which the artist states are intended to
arouse and discomfort the viewer by means of subtlely familiar imagery and suggestions of sensuality.

The artist states:

These paintings/drawings explore our primordial link to water and our relentless search for one another... The use of symbolic references to water, metamorphosis and adaptation are linked conceptually to herpetology, more specifically amphibians through various cultural views (especially Mayan) of fertility, growth and birth.

 










 

 

 

 International Call for Entries for Wall-based Sculpture + Selections from the 2007 interNational Drawing Annual
Projections:
A Survey of Wall-based Sculpture

/main gallery


Projections invites artists to submit works of art that are clearly sculptural, with three-dimensional space a key element, but which are not in any way floor (or pedestal) based.
Works will be either wall or ceiling mounted. This concept pushes the boundaries of the general expectation regarding the weightiness of sculptures, so often seen as being earth-bound and gravity defined.




 

 

Call for Entry Info.

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March 7 - April 4

Opening Reception

Friday March 7
6-10 p.m.
Open late
on the final friday - March 28
(through 9 p.m.)

 

Free ADF Film Series Screenings:

Thursday, March 20
7:30 p.m.

Selections from the iNDA 2007
/drawing room



Selections from the interNational Drawing Annual will be the third annual presentation of this exhibit, featuring handpicked works representing some of the finalists for the Third Annual iNDA exhibit-in-print competition.




 

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 Fourth-Annual Survey of the Best Works by the Best New Artists - Current Undergraduate Seniors

RITES OF PASSAGE
/main gallery and drawing room


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.





 

 

 

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April 18 - May 23

Opening Reception
Friday April 18
6-10 p.m


Open late
on the final friday -
April 25
(through 9 p.m.)


catalog

Free ADF Film Series Screenings:

Thursday, May 15
7:30 p.m.

 
 Fourth-Annual International Exhibit of Small Works

Magnitude 7
/main gallery and drawing room


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 offered this fourth annual call to artists and designers to submit works no larger than seven inches in any dimension.







 

 

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June 6 - July 3

Opening Reception
Friday June 6
6-10 p.m.


Open late on the final friday - June 27
(through 9 p.m.)

 

catalog


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

Master Pieces
/main gallery and drawing room


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.

Another annual offering, this second installment of the Master Pieces project will 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 (or better) 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 18 - Aug. 15

Opening Reception
Friday July 18
6-10 p.m.


Open late on the final friday - July 25
(through 9 p.m.)

catalog

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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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