Rocha Dance Theater (RDT), recipient of AG!D’s 2-week residency grant, rehearsing Battledress in Mana Contemporary’s 4th floor Dance Studio. This sunbathed, sprung floor space hosts Mana’s permanent dance resident, Armitage Gone! Dance, in addition to smaller dance companies - such as RDT - on a rotating basis. Go to Mana Contemporary’s Artsy Page to support AG!D’s New Works Fund.
Tracing US Open History in Mana Contemporary with Master Printer Chuck Kelton of Kelton Labs located on our 4th Floor. Chuck’s grandfather’s brother was one of the US Open’s original founders.
Pictured here: Bill Tilden (“Big Bill”), one of the greatest tennis players of all time (World No. 1 player for seven years), and the legendary Babe Ruth warming up on Chuck’s grandfather’s Harlem tennis courts (Notlek Tennis Courts, 119 St. & Riverside Drive N.Y.C.; Gelatin Silver Print, 1927)
George Condo, Red Insect, 1985, oil, pen, pencil on canvas, 51 1/4” x 43 3/8.” Piece will be exhibited in Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Chuck Connelly, Julio Galán, and Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections on view at Mana Contemporary from September 14, 2014 – March 13, 2015.
Photos and original exhibition flier from Ken Price’s The Plain Of Smokes series, printed by Gary Lichtenstein of SOMA Fine Art Press in San Francisco. Ken Price and Harvey Mudd: The Plain of Smokes, an exhibition featuring thirty original silkscreen prints will open at Mana Contemporary Saturday, September 14, 2014.
Chuck Close was featured in Photorealism Revisited: Works from the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, Bernaducci Meisel Gallery, and Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Collections on view at Mana Contemporary from January 12 – April 18, 2014. More on the creation of his piece Leslie (Fingerprint), on the Manalog.
Art Everywhere: We’re pleased to see Chuck Close's portrait of Philip Glass, Phil (1969), included in the selections for Art Everywhere U.S. This public art campaign is a celebration of American art exhibited on thousands of advertising displays nationwide, including billboards, bus shelters, and subway posters. This August, look for Phil - as well as Mark Rothko's White Center (1957) and two works by Willem de Kooning: Excavation (1950) and Montauk Highway (1958).
Artist Jon Tsoi in his studio on the 4th floor of Mana Contemporary. Jon Tsoi’s solo show, Father of Blindfold Art Medicine will be on view at Tally Beck Contemporary through July 27th, 2014. jontsoi.com
Emanuele Lo Cascio, Salat, 2012, black marble, 120 x 170 cm. Emanuele Lo Cascio is a part of the Mana Residency program and currently exhibiting at Mana Exposition. Q&A on the Manalog.
"Self Portrait with Inez," c. 1947. © Early Black and White by Saul Leiter, Published by Steidl/Howard Greenberg Library. Leiter’s work has been printed by Kelton Labs, based on the 4th floor of Mana Contemporary.