What is Dumbo?

October 1, 2009

What is Dumbo? is a site-specific, process-based performance by L. Mylott Manning that interprets the DUMBO neighborhood through subjective observations and mark-making. While wearing a special garment, Manning will rip, draw on and pin swatches of paper and cardboard continually for an hour to create a sculptural clothesline. Viewers will be invited to take a piece of the transformed material home.

What is Dumbo? is presented at BAC Gallery in conjunction with the installation Surfacing Beneath by Lisa Kellner, which is on view in BAC Gallery through January 15, 2010. Surfacing Beneath is a site-specific installation that will evolve over time, in which the artist incorporates wall drawing with sculpture made from silk and pigments, exploring patterns of disease and cellular structure and its relation to human behavior. Kellner invited other artists to interpret the themes of continual change and transformation in relation to art and the natural world for the creation of original artworks to be presented in BAC Gallery alongside her installation.

L. Mylott Manning received an MFA., from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BFA. from Rhode Island School of Design. She has also studied at Brown University and Pont Aven School of Art, France. Manning's artwork has been included in Art in Odd Places/PEDESTRIAN, 14th Street, NY; The RISD Biennial, curated by Glen Ligon and Lisa Sigal, NY; FAAN, Art in General, NY; The Environmental Art Show, Portland State University. Manning?s work has been photographed by the Associated Press and reviewed in The Boston Globe, Time Out New York, and The Columbia Spectator.

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