Self-reliance_web_smallCURRENT EXHIBIT in GALLERY 2:
Melanie Manos
A Heightened State
July 12 – August 9, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, July 12, 6-9 pm

In this latest manifestation of her work, Manos invites the viewer to reflect on what she sees as the infinite loop of human perseverance, exploration, and wonder. Manos created much of the work while artist in residence at Taliesin—The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Wisconsin—in the summer of 2013, and at the MacDowell Art Colony, New Hampshire in the winter of 2014.  The built and natural environments of both places strongly influenced the new work, which Manos also connects back to the structural columns of the Willys Overland Building, where her solo exhibit takes place.

A Heightened State creates an immersive contemplation on the subtleties of our own reality, which one could conclude is no more than the combined deliberations (and execution) of our mind movements.