The Empty Vessel 5/19-6/9/2012 Opening Reception Saturday, May 19th 2012 7-10pm Gallery is open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965-4747
Manifest Exhibitions is thrilled to present the gallery’s final exhibition The Empty Vessel, a group exhibition by artists from Chicago, California, Baltimore, New York, and Berlin. Artists included: Henning Strassburger (Berlin) Kara Joslyn (Oakland) Brion Nuda Rosch (Los Angeles) TJ Donovan (Chicago) Ruby Sky Stiler (Brooklyn) Kate Ruggeri (Chicago) Sofia Leiby (Chicago) Alex Ebstein (Baltimore) Michael Rea (Chicago)
Thank you for all of the support over the last year and half!
Opening Reception Saturday, April 21st 2012 7-10pm Gallery is open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965-4747
Paul Cowan is a Chicago-based artist, currently finishing up his MFA at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His work has been shown at Shane Campbell Gallery (Oak Park), Important Projects (Oakland), Devening Projects (Chicago), the Green Gallery (Milwaukee), and Young Art (LA) www.paulcowan.net
Sam Falls is based in New York. His work has been shown at Higher Pictures (NYC), Art Los Angeles Contemporary (LA), American Contemporary (NYC), Blackston Gallery (NYC), and Fotografiska (Stockholm). www.samfalls.com
Opening Reception Friday, March 9th 2012 6-10pm Gallery is open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965-4747
As a site of cultural production, the alternative gallery exists/functions somewhere between that of an isolated island in the middle of the ocean, and the archipelago, linked through proximity to other similar sites and social circles.
As eight individuals, ADDS DONNA functions as a small archipelago within this greater cultural one, using the site of Manifest Exhibitions to expound upon the metaphor. In thinking about the “desert island”, one tends to think about the list of things they couldn’t live without. Starting from various lists generated individually, ADDS DONNA will transform the space of Manifest where these lists may be interpreted as found and constructed objects and forms, allowing larger relationships to form as idiosyncratic decisions collide within the physical space.
The true “desert island” exists only in fiction and the imagination, for once a place is discovered, named, mapped it no longer exists in oblivion. It may be a site where self-reliance is manifested, but also where there may be no audience, no one with which to exchange dialogue. Within an archipelago however, you may look out on the horizon and see not an endless ocean, but rather other lands of possibility that are within reach.
Opening reception Saturday, February 11th, 7-10pm Gallery is open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965 4747
Manifest Exhibitions is very excited to present a two-person show by Andrew Falkowski and Brett Cody Rogers. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 11th from 7-10pm.
Andrew Falkowski lives and teaches in the Chicago area. Recently Andrew has had solo exhibitions at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago and Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Group shows include Monya Rowe Gallery (NYC), Andrew Rafacz Gallery and HungryMan Gallery (Chicago), and the Suburban (Oak Park, IL).
Brett Cody Rogers received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently working in Los Angeles. Brett has had solo shows at Pepin Moore (Los Angeles), Praz-Delavallade (Berlin), The Approach (London), and David Kordansky (Los Angeles). Recent group shows at Country Club (Los Angeles), Green Gallery (Milwaukee), and Praz-Delavallade (Paris).
Opening reception Saturday, November 19th, 7-10pm Gallery is open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965 4747
Manifest Exhibitions is thrilled to present a two-person exhibition of work by Eric Lebofsky and Josh Mannis.
Lebofsky currently lives and works in Chicago. His work has been exhibited at Western Exhibitions, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center, and Corbett vs Dempsey in Chicago; Fecalface Gallery in San Francisco, and Sears Peyton Gallery in New York. He is also the front-man for the incredible two-piece band Avagami.
Mannis received his MFA from SAIC in 2005 and has since relocated to Los Angeles. He has upcoming solo shows in 2012 at Western Exhibitions in Chicago, Thomas Solomon Gallery in L.A., and Anthony Greaney Gallery in Boston. Recent shows include Kavi Gupta Gallery in Berlin; Thomas Solomon Gallery in L.A.; The Tate Modern Museum in London; and Small A Projects in Portland (Oregon). www.joshmannis.com/
MANIFEST EXHIBITIONS 2950 N Allen Ave Chicago, IL 60618
Opening reception Saturday, October 8th, 7-10pm Gallery is open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965 4747
Manifest Exhibitions is thrilled to present a two-person exhibition of work by Tisch Abelow and Orion Martin.
Tisch currently lives and works in NYC. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Feature Inc. (NYC), Minus Space (Brooklyn), Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia), Mass MOCA (MA), and Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions (San Francisco); as well as a recent curatorial project at ART BLOG ART BLOG in NYC. www.tischabelow.com
Orion, an SAIC alum, lives and works in Chicago. He recently had a two-person exhibition with Sebastian Jefford at Horton Gallery in Berlin. Other exhibitions include Monument 2 (Chicago) and Golden Age (Chicago). www.orionmartin.net
MANIFEST EXHIBITIONS 2950 N Allen Ave Chicago, IL 60618
Opening reception Friday, September 16th, 7-10pm Show open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965 4747
Have you ever seen the coyote in the desert? Watching, tuned in, completely aware. Christ on the cross, the coyote in the desert — it’s the same thing, man. The coyote is beautiful. He moves through the desert delicately, aware of everything, looking around. He hears every sound, smells every smell, sees everything that moves. He’s in a state of total paranoia, and total paranoia is total awareness.
– Charles Manson
Manifest Exhibitions is thrilled to announce CLUB HELTER SKELTER by New Orleans-based artist Stephen Collier, This installation of video, painting, collage, and neon explores the psychology behind control, authority, and motivation. The video entitled, Under the Influence (Man’s Son), depicts a form taken from Charles Manson’s infamous 1969 mugshot. Gemstones recorded from the Home Shopping Network and rendered galaxy scenes are layered over the original image transforming it into the look of a kaleidoscope. The video is based from Rene Magritte’s A Son of Man. Other pieces featuring painted black-light posters and collage also refer to the power of free love mentality and the influence of psychedelics on the human mind.
Stephen Collier is currently living and working in New Orleans, LA. He co-runs Good Children Gallery, and artist-run space. Recently Stephen has been included in shows at Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Good Children Gallery (NOLA), and White Box (New York).
Opening reception Saturday, June 25th, 7-9pm Show open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965 4747
Please join us for the opening reception for Dark Matter, an exhibition of new work by Clare Torina. Through references to ritual and illusion, this collection of Clare’s new work aims to question the mediatory potential of objects, specifically those used to instill or sustain belief in the unseen.
Clare is a current 2nd-year MFA candidate in the painting and drawing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Opening reception Saturday, May 14th, 7-9pm Show open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965 4747
An exhibition of new site-specific artworks by Travis Wyche.
d. Shimmer The grisaille, figure that could be called the “color of the colorless,” points to another way of thinking the paradigm as the great principle of organization. Model of the paradigm: it’s the opposition of primary contrasted colors (blue/red): it’s the opposition par excellence, the very motor of meaning (phonology). Now, the monochrome (the Neutral) substitutes for the idea of opposition that of the slight difference, of the onset, of the effort toward difference, in other words, of nuance: nuance becomes a principle of allover organization (which covers the totality of the surface) that in a way skips the paradigm: this integrally and almost exhaustively nuanced space is the shimmer: the Neutral is the shimmer: that whose aspect, perhaps whose meaning, is subtly modified according to the angle of the subject’s gaze.
Opening reception Saturday, April 16th, 7-9pm Show open by appointment, contact Josh Reames - (972) 965 4747
Manifest Exhibitions is thrilled to present the Small(er) Works Show, a group show consisting of 50+ artists ranging from SAIC faculty, students, alumni, and artists from outside of Chicago. The idea for the show came after seeing many small-works exhibitions and thinking that it could be a challenge for a large group of artists to make work on uncomfortably small-scaled surface. Each artist was asked to contribute one piece beginning with a 3”x3” canvas or panel.
Lisa Majer Jesse Butcher Amber Renaye Tully Satre Michelle Grabner Isak Applin Brian Guidry Oliver Henry Jeff Parrot Jenny Cohen Eric Lebofsky Marcie Oakes Dominic Paul Moore Nicholas Cueva Jon Gardner Ricardo Harris-Fuentes Brian Maller Kimberly Montiel Charles Mahaffee Chris Toepfer Clare Torina Craig Butterworth Greg Bae Hans Peter Sundquist Youni Chae James Powers Jason Conny Richard Hull Jeff Mueller Jessie Edelman Jesus Javier Terence Hannum John Phillips Mario Romano Leif Sandberg Madeleine Reyna Thao Nguyen Megan Kalmes Josh Dihle Philip Von Zweck Carrie Gundersdorf Ron Ewert Samantha Bittman Seth Hunter Tyson Reeder Will Sieruta Edmund Chia Eric Ashcraft Tola Brennan