|'The Tempest', Marc Leone|
'Abstrkt An Exhibit of Works of Abstraction', 30th September - 28th October 2011.
'There are at least three components to a work of art. Often one of them, Subject, supercedes the others, bordering on distraction and flirtation with nostalgia. Abstraction diminishes or sublimates the role of 'Subject' in such a way as to allow Form a chance to take center stage. In essence, Form becomes the Subject. Ironically, this rebalancing gives way to a clearer, and perhaps more truthful, experience of a work of art as a real thing - something that is itself rather than a reference to some external 'other.'
Manifest, launches its eighth season with a project intended to feature and explore contemporary abstraction. From non-objective, geometric, expressive, etc., to figurative abstraction (works in which there is a recognizable subject matter that is distorted, is in some way not 'realistic', or is clearly secondary to the overall formal nature of the work).
|'Primitive Tumbler', Noel Paris|
For this exhibit 374 artists submitted 977 works for consideration. Twenty-two works by the following 19 artists were selected by our two-part jury/curatorial process for presentation in the gallery and catalog.'