During the quarantine more than ever I thought about suspended time, trying to transfigure it into the vision regarding the enjoyment of a non-negative but surprising and wonderful natural event. The choice fell on the glow that refers to the perennial, disarming human condition and helpless when faced with natural events.
I am particularly happy with the participation of one of my works in the collective exhibition at the Drawing Center in Cincinnati and at the same time, I am very sorry not to be there in person. They went out of their way for this to take place with all the attention to health security. I thank you for all that you are doing.
Sono particolarmente contento della partecipazione di uno dei miei lavori alla mostra collettiva presso il Drawing Center di Cincinnati e allo stesso tempo, mi dispiace molto non essere lì di persona. Si sono prodigati affinché ciò avvenisse con tutta l’attenzione alla sicurezza sanitaria. Vi ringrazio per tutto quello che state facendo.
An exhibit of works from across the U.S. and Canada, each no larger than about 7″ in size.
Back in 2005 we launched the Magnitude Seven project with the idea that small works would be easier and more practical for artists to send to Manifest in Cincinnati from anywhere in the world. This proved true, and right off it was this exhibit that lead to Manifest earning the tag line ‘the neighborhood gallery for the world.’
Inevitably MAG 7 is a wild and varied mix of works, including an extreme range of media, styles, and artist intents. The exhibit always gains unity from the common scale, so even disparate works seem to engage in playful and tolerant conversation across the gallery or side by side. We have found that having a couple galleries full of hand-sized works is a joyful experience of small things well made, a menagerie of creativity, and a poignant reminder that bigger is not always better.
We are happy to offer this sixteenth annual exhibit of works no larger than seven inches in any dimension. For this year’s project 112 artists from 36 states, Washington D.C., and 6 countries submitted 420 works for consideration by Manifest’s intensely competitive jury process. Twenty-six works by the following 15 artists from 11 states, Canada and Italy, were selected for presentation in the gallery and the season-documenting Manifest Exhibition Annual.
– TICKETED ADMISSION: The four exhibits will officially open with a special limited admission timed-ticketed preview on Friday, May 29th, 6-9pm. Visitors can obtain a ticket for a specific 25 minute timeframe at the link below for any amount of donation (even a dollar). Each ticket must be obtained separately (for example you can’t just indicate you want 3). Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-preview-for-four-new-exhibits-tickets-106002335840. Unfortunately, due to the requirement to manage density in the gallery, exhibiting artists must also have a ticket to attend during the preview.