October 10-30, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13th, 6-9pm
Artist Reception: Friday, October 28th, 6-9 pm, Artist Performance starts at 7pm
The Dino Eli Gallery is pleased to present Laura Mylott Manning’s first solo exhibition in New York – ‘Smash, Crumble and Grind.’ The show is comprised of work in various media, including performance, installation, sculptural garments and video.
Manning explores the unspoken tensions of everyday life and psychological spaces through her performances, installations and sculptures. In this recent body of work, the artist is interested in portraying the act of surfacing inward thoughts and the benefits of their release.
Manning will wear a garment constructed out of rabbit-shaped chalk pieces and paper during her process-based performance, which takes place throughout the course of the exhibition. She will remove and rub the chalk into powder drawings, shifting the heavy form of the dress into a free and moveable undergarment.
In a series of paintings and prints included within the exhibition, Manning examines the contrast between urban textures and country landscapes. Deep investigations of longing, struggle and complexity in relationships are masked with the humor and bright colors employed within these works.
In a special piece, which incorporates audio, lighting and performance the artist will demonstrate the excitement of cutting free and letting go. This performance will be held at the artist reception on October 28th, 2011 at 7pm.
L. Mylott Manning received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA, from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited at: Mobius, Boston, Massachusetts; Port Moody Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada; Brooklyn Arts Council, New York; Art in Odd Places/Pedestrian Exhibition, 14th Street, New York; the RISD Biennial, curated by Glen Ligon and Lisa Sigal, New York. Her performances have been reviewed by the Associated Press, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, and the Columbia Spectator. Manning has also presented her work at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, as part of Fritz Haeg's Sundown Schoolhouse.
L. Mylott Manning is a New York based artist and works from her studio in the Lower East Side.