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Manifest Creative Research Gallery presents IN SITU | REGIONAL SHOWCASE - FLORIDA | REGIONAL SHOWCASE - MICHIGAN | INTERSTELLAR

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6 Mar 2015 to 3 Apr 2015
2-7 tu-fri, 12-5 sat
MANIFEST
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, OH
45206
Ohio
North America
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Eric Troffkin


Artists in this exhibition: Eric Troffkin, Ariel Brice, Kevin Curry, Omalix, Julio Suarez, Collin Bradford, Trevor King, Clayton Lewis, Louis Marinaro, Taylor Mazer, Kyle Miller, Nick Reszetar, Greg Stahly, Samantha Parker Salazar


IN SITU
Art Made in Place
(two works by two artists)

Main Gallery + Drawing Room

So often works of art are portable, providing a transferrable context-independent experience. This is especially the case in a gallery like Manifest which exhibits works from broad national and international origins on a regular basis. However this fact tends to preclude the presentation of works made site-specific, either customized for installation in our galleries, created on-site, or otherwise contingent upon assembly, display, or experience in a particular place. So in an effort to expand our exhibition scope Manifest called for proposals for works that would be made in place.

We reviewed 60 proposed works by 23 artists from 12 states. Two works by two artists, each devoted to its own gallery space, were selected for exhibition and will be documented in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.
 
main gallery

Eric Troffkin
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

Communications Vine: Hothouse/Greenhouse, 2015

This work brings Troffkin's modular structures indoors through a surreal merging of a twisting communication tower-like structure and various semi-geometric pods. Juxtaposed into the context of our comparatively small gallery the work plays off the idea of the organic growth of technology, or perhaps mutation through forced cultivation.

drawing room

Ariel Brice
Madison, Wisconsin

What I see is what you get, 2014 (Cincinnati), 2015

The work in the gallery will be generated using software that tracks the artist's gaze through the gallery space over time. The data will then be transferred into actual material, direction, intersections, and size changes and ultimately the shape of the work in space. The work fittingly brings a different perspective to the notion of drawing, time in art, and the gallery space as a place for art to happen.

With this Brice asks, "What can happen when an observational experience is translated directly into an art object?"

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REGIONAL SHOWCASE
FLORIDA

Parallel Space

In its first ten seasons Manifest's projects included works by artists in 50 states and 37 countries. Starting with its 10th season Manifest launched a new ongoing series of exhibits focusing on works by artists living in its own three-state region. Season 11 continues that series, and adds projects like this one, focusing on definable regions outside our own.

Our Regional Showcases are intended to complement the ordinarily very wide geographical makeup of most Manifest exhibits with a closer look at what's being done in particular places.

For this fifth in the series we opted to produce two exhibits to survey the states of Florida and Michigan (the north/south extremes of Interstate 75) through an open call for works of any kind.

Manifest's several-member blind jury process reviewed 225 works by 74 artists in Michigan and Florida for this two-exhibit parallel regional survey. Twenty-two artists from Florida, and 52 artists from Michigan responded to the call. Seven works by the following 3 artists from Florida 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:

Kevin Curry
Tallahassee, Florida

Omalix
Orlando, Florida

Julio Suarez
Carol Gables, Florida

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REGIONAL SHOWCASE
MICHIGAN

Central Gallery

In its first ten seasons Manifest's projects included works by artists in 50 states and 37 countries. Starting with its 10th season Manifest launched a new ongoing series of exhibits focusing on works by artists living in its own three-state region. Season 11 continues that series, and adds projects like this one, focusing on definable regions outside our own.

Our Regional Showcases are intended to complement the ordinarily very wide geographical makeup of most Manifest exhibits with a closer look at what's being done in particular places.

For this fifth in the series we opted to produce two exhibits to survey the states of Florida and Michigan (the north/south extremes of Interstate 75) through an open call for works of any kind.

Manifest's several-member blind jury process reviewed 225 works by 74 artists in Michigan and Florida for this two-exhibit parallel regional survey. Twenty-two artists from Florida, and 52 artists from Michigan responded to the call. Nine works by the following 8 artists from Michigan 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:

Collin Bradford
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Trevor King
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Clayton Lewis
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Louis Marinaro
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Taylor Mazer
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kyle Miller
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Nick Reszetar
Milan, Michigan

Greg Stahly
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

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INTERSTELLAR
Installation by Samantha Parker Salazar

FREE PUBLIC ARTIST'S TALK: Saturday, March 21, 5-6:30pm

North Gallery

This solo exhibition of Samantha Parker Salazar's work is one of eleven selected from among 199 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest's current season.

Interstellar provides a rare opportunity for an artist to use Manifest's gallery as the starting point for the creation of a work just for that space. Taking advantage of the intimacy of the North Gallery along with its 24/7 full-height exposure to Woodburn Avenue, the exhibit will explore how Manifest can remain in place, but still reach outwards into its immediate community, engaging and benefitting even those who are just passing by. We are proud to collaborate with Samantha, whose work of this nature is rapidly gaining recognition on an international level.

Of her work the artist states:

"Referencing life cycles on both the macro and micro scale, maelstroms of cut paper personify the inevitability of raveling and unraveling, construction and deconstruction. The paper components form a physical manifestation of tumultuous mental spaces, brought to life by an obsessive layering of surface imagery, stylized motifs, and fragments of tension between melancholy and the sublime.

In Interstellar, cosmic liminal spaces inspire movement from large scale installation to small encased sculptures and flat work. The mysticism associated with cosmogenesis leaves room for questions about the infinite variations of flow that make up the physical world. Through a vortex of cut forms, impactful expressions of line and movement become quiet reflections on beauty, destruction, and potential."

Samantha Parker Salazar (b.1989) is currently the John Fergus Family Post-MFA Fellow and lecturer in the printmaking area at The Ohio State University. Salazar received her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and her BFA from Bradley University in 2011. She has exhibited and installed permanent projects at venues both nationally and internationally, and will be a resident artist at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium during Summer 2015.


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General Info:

FREE PUBLIC ARTIST'S RECEPTION: Friday, March 6, 6-9 p.m.
Refreshments will be served, in-part sponsored by the Echo Restaurant
(this will be the 87th Manifest reception featuring Echo Restaurant fare!)

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 March 6th.

FREE PUBLIC ARTIST'S TALK (Samantha Parker Salazar): Saturday, March 21, 5-6:30pm

* MEET THE TWO MANIFEST ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (MAR): At every opening reception the MAR space and new Resident Artists Christina Weaver and Taylor Wooline 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 Alabama and West Virginia respectively, as they continue their one-year programs with Manifest.

EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH APRIL 3

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.

CONTACT: Jason Franz, Manifest Executive Director at jason@manifestgallery.org

GALLERY PHONE: 513-861-3638

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.manifestgallery.org

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! http://www.manifestgallery.org/mea






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