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Manifest Creative Research Gallery presents NUDE | EXPATRIATES | JUDGMENT | THE FALLEN

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14 Aug 2015 to 11 Sept 2015
2-7 tu-fri, 12-5 sat
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, OH
North America
T: +1 513-861-3638

Lucas James

Artists in this exhibition: Debra Balchen, Mike Binzer, Michael Durando, Lucas James, Barbara Kacicek, William Kitchens, Daniel Maidman, Susannah Martin, Marcus Michels, Dora Natella, Nick Reszetar, Nadine Robbins, Sally Bousquet, Debra Small, Neil Callander, Rebecca Drolen, Mary Farrell, Flannery O’Kafka, Jonathan Swanz, Michael Van Buskirk, Dorothea Van Camp, Jon Sours, Michael Reedy

7th Annual
Exploring the Uncovered Human Form

Main Gallery + Drawing Room

Presenting works by:

Debra Balchen
Chicago, Illinois

Mike Binzer
Alberta, Canada

Michael Durando
Charlotte, North Carolina

Lucas James
Milford, New Hampshire

Barbara Kacicek
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

William Kitchens
New Orleans, Louisiana

Daniel Maidman
Brooklyn, New York

Susannah Martin
Hessen, Germany

Marcus Michels
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Dora Natella
Granger, Indian

Nick Reszetar
Milan, Michigan

Nadine Robbins
Stanfordville, New York

Sally Bousquet
Hingham, Massachusetts

Debra Small
Sacramento, California

Artists Originally From (but no longer living in) Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana

Parallel Space

Presenting works by:

Neil Callander
Mississippi State, Mississippi

Rebecca Drolen
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Mary Farrell
Spokane, Washington

Flannery O’Kafka
Glasgow, Scotland

Jonathan Swanz
Honolulu, Hawaii

Michael Van Buskirk
Portland, Oregon

Dorothea Van Camp
Boston, Massachusetts

Paintings by Jon Sours

Central Gallery

Of his work Sours states:

"I paint figures but try to avoid literal depictions of people. A common theme in my work is the act of judgment or appraisal. Reference materials such as photographs, film stills or magazine clippings serve as a jumping off point. The details inherent in these materials are essential to making a convincing picture, but tend to be distorted or made inaccurate in my depiction.”
Jon spent his formative years in New York and Nebraska, where he received his BFA in 2006 at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He has worked as a landscaper, film projectionist and obituary clerk, but currently works as an art handler and gallery curator in North Carolina. He considers painting his main preoccupation. Jon's work has been exhibited across the country, and extensively in North Carolina. He was awarded an Artist Residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in 2013, and has had work included in previous Manifest exhibits and publications, including the recently released 4th International Painting Annual.


Drawings by Michael Reedy

North Gallery

Of his work Reedy states:

"The human figure has been central in my paintings and drawings for the last twenty years. My most recent works explore themes of life, death, and the human condition. This renewed curiosity in the physical limits of the body, and its ultimate failing (both outwardly and inwardly), has been paired with my prior interests long rooted in depictions of the body that fall outside the canon of art history (medical imaging and cartooning). Here, the ongoing references to anatomical illustration, and its benign approach to depicting pain and death, and cartooning serve to both underscore the comedic tragedy of physical existence and the frailties that increasingly define our sense of self as we age. In each instance, the unsettling presence of the open body presents complex questions of gender, pleasure, pain, interpretation, and reception, and results in works infused with a sense of scientific aura, moral lesson, and morbid entertainment. Consequently, the viewer is seduced into disregarding the boundaries between interior and exterior, between looking and feeling, and between the real and the pictured body.”
Michael Reedy received his MFA in painting from Northern Illinois University in 2000 and his BFA from North Central College in 1996. His work has been included in over 100 national and international exhibitions and can be viewed in numerous private and institutional collections, including Clatsop Community College, Minot State University, Shippensburg University, and the Hoffman Trust National Collection in association with the San Diego Art Institute.

Notable recent creative activities include exhibiting work in the exhibition Anatomy of an Idea at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, a recent solo exhibition (Expulsion) at The International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, and participation in two major small group invitational exhibitions: Equinox at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia and Empty Kingdom at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco.

In addition, Michael was the subject of a featured article in the Winter 2013 / Volume 27 issue of Hi-Fructose art magazine, and will have a new 5-page article in the upcoming issue of Direct Art Magazine. He was also named one of the “Top 100 Artists of 2013” by both Creative Quarterly (The Journal of Art & Design) and Empty Kingdom (one of the leading International Art Sites). His work has been included in previous Manifest publications and exhibits, including the forthcoming 10th International Drawing Annual.


General Info:

FREE PUBLIC RECEPTION: Friday, August 14, 6-9 p.m.
Refreshments will be served, in-part sponsored by the Echo Restaurant
(this will be the 91st Manifest reception featuring Echo Restaurant fare!)

FREE PUBLIC ARTIST'S TALK by Michael Reedy: Saturday, August 15, 4 p.m.
WALK ON WOODBURN - CINCINNATI'S INSTANT ARTS DISTRICT!: visit galleries, shops, and restaurants all along Woodburn Avenue, all with special events and fare for the evening of August 14th.

* MEET THE TWO NEW (2015/16) MANIFEST ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (MAR): At every opening reception the MAR space and new Resident Artists Marina Fridman and Samantha Haring will be open for visits, discussion, and viewing of their recent and ongoing work in their one-year Manifest residencies. This will be another chance for the public to meet these two artists, originally from Alberta, Canada and DeKalb, Illinois respectively, as they launch their one-year programs with Manifest.


GALLERY HOURS (free admission): Tuesday through Friday 12 – 7:00 p.m., Sat. 12 – 5 p.m. or by appointment - school groups welcome and encouraged

LOCATION: 2727 Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
(Just south of Madison Rd. at DeSales Corner in East Walnut Hills.)

PARKING: On street and parking across the street in DeSales Business Parking Lot and in public lot between Myrtle and Madison.

GALLERY PHONE: 513-861-3638


 A NEW HARDCOVER MANIFEST EXHIBITION ANNUAL PUBLICATION WILL DOCUMENT EVERY EXHIBIT OF THE SEASON: Members at the Craftsman or Artist level will have the option to get this large-format book for free. Discount pre-orders are being taken now!


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