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Manifest Creative Research Gallery presents TAPPED | MINNESOTA & TEXAS | MODELING NATURE | ONE 7

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16 Dec 2016 to 13 Jan 2017
2-7 tu-fri, 12-5 sat
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, OH
North America
T: +1 513-861-3638

7th Annual TAPPED
Neil Callander and student Thomas McBroom
Adrian Hatfield and professor Alan Bennetts II

Artists in this exhibition: Adrian Hatfield & Allan Bennetts II, Robin Germany & Brianna Burnett, Neil Callander & Thomas McBroom, Richard Morris & Charlie Goering, Joseph Holsapple & Mark Orgeron, Adam Mysock & Jeremy Jones, Anthony Pessler & Jessica Palomo, Art Werger & Connie Wolfe, Caroline Roberts, Laura Willig, Kurt Dyrhaug, Gracelee Lawrence, Carol Flueckiger, Kenneth Lantz, Steve Knight, Jesse Matthew Petersen, Susanna Gaunt, Jeffrey Stenbom, John Ilg, Joshua Wilichowski, Nathan Stromberg, Kei Ito, Mark Pomilio

7th Annual TAPPED   
Works by Artists and their Professors  

Main Gallery

All of us who have been students carry forth our professors' legacy in one form or another. Juxtaposing the work of mentor and mentee affords us a view of the dynamic relationships between the works and between the artists who create them.

Presenting works by:

Adrian Hatfield & Allan Bennetts II

Ferndale, Michigan

Robin Germany & 
Brianna Burnett
Lubbock, Texas | Dallas, Texas

Neil Callander & Thomas McBroom*

Tuscaloosa, Alabama | Fayetteville, Arkansas

Richard Morris & 
Charlie Goering
San Diego, California | Lake Forest, California

Joseph Holsapple & Mark Orgeron
Thibodaux, Louisiana | Larose, Louisiana 

Adam Mysock & 
Jeremy Jones
Cincinnati, Ohio | New Orleans, Louisiana

Anthony Pessler & 
Jessica Palomo*
Phoenix, Arizona

Art Werger & 
Connie Wolfe
Athens, Ohio | Chicago, Illinois

Instructors are listed first.
*denotes current student


Regional Showcase 

Drawing Room  

One of two regional showcases in the current season, TEXAS provides a platform from which we can examine the trends, qualities, and idiosyncrasies of contemporary art within specific geographical areas and compare them to our own.  

Presenting works by:

Caroline Roberts

Houston, Texas

Laura Willig

San Angelo, Texas

Kurt Dyrhaug

Beaumont, Texas

Gracelee Lawrence

Austin, Texas

Carol Flueckiger

Lubbock, Texas

Kenneth Lantz

San Antonio, Texas

Steve Knight
Baytown, Texas

Regional Showcase  

Parallel Space

compliments TEXAS by offering the compelling north/south polar relationship which offers a vehicle for ongoing conversations about the inevitability of influence.  

Presenting works by:  

Jesse Matthew Petersen

Minneapolis, Minnesota  

Susanna Gaunt

Duluth, Minnesota  

Jeffrey Stenbom
Apple Valley, Minnesota  

John Ilg

Woodbury, Minnesota  

Joshua Wilichowski

Stillwater, Minnesota  

Nathan Stromberg

St. Paul, Minnesota


The Seventh Annual Manifest Prize  

Central Gallery

Manifest is thrilled to award this year's $5000 Manifest Prize and corresponding ONE exhibit to Kei Ito for his work, "Sungazing Print", which will be on view in Manifest's Central Gallery. 

*Kei will be speaking on his process and his winning artwork on DECEMBER 17th, 2016, at 6:00 pm.    

Of his approach, and his inspiration, the artist states:
  "On August 6th, 1945, at 8:15 AM, my grandfather, Takeshi Ito, witnessed a great tragedy that destroyed nearly everything in Hiroshima... I remember him saying that day in Hiroshima was like hundreds of suns lighting up the sky. This poetic yet overwhelming expression of the A-bomb explosion has fueled me to create my projects."


Drawings by Mark Pomilio    

North Gallery

Reading Mark Pomilio's proposal to Manifest, which described exposing "the mystical beauty, harmony and intrigue found within naturally occurring systems of growth," one might have thought it was a statement by a landscape painter. The fact that the work is actually geometric abstraction blended with what could be architectural design surely ignited its appeal for selection.  

Eleven of Pomilio's drawings will occupy the North Gallery. Ranging from delicate and small study-like drawings, through medium and large-sized finished sculptural drawings, the works nod to the formulaic style of Sol Lewitt, but maintain a satisfyingly distinct identity for being exactly what they are meant to be.  

Of his work, the artist states:
  "My artistic interests are fueled by a desire to create artwork that mirrors naturally occurring systems in our world… I find inspiration on a myopic level by attempting to imitate cell repetition and cloning.   

Each image has evolved through the development of pictorial representations of geometric systems of growth. In many works, formal decisions are multiplied equally throughout the field, causing a type of visual unity. This balance and symmetry has a visual equivalency to how we read the meditative qualities of a reflective pool, or a religious icon. I force a harmony upon the image field that, in turn, forces a potential meaning through the integration of the image and title."  

Artist Bio: 
  Mark Pomilio’s current research has focused on creating images, which embody principles of geometry, fractals, cloning and single cell manipulation. These interests have led to invitations to lecture nationally, on topics as diverse as art and mathematics and the role the visual arts can play in understanding the social ramifications of advances in the Life Sciences. His artwork has been featured in solo museum and gallery exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Xu Beihong Art Academy, Renmin University of China in Beijing, the Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salapetriere in Paris, and Art Resources Transfer in New York City.    Originally from Philadelphia, Pomilio is currently living and working in Phoenix, Arizona, where he is an Associate Professor within the School of Art at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.   Learn more at


General Information  

Exhibit Runs Through January 13th: 
on this day Manifest offers LAST LOOK FRIDAY from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  

 (free admission): Tuesday through Friday 12 – 7:00 pm, Sat. 12 – 5:00 pm 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.)  

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

CONTACT: Jason Franz, Manifest Executive Director at  



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