Bio/Statement

Using sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing and collage in tandem, works explore an autobiographical excavation of the self with interest in duality and fragmented storytelling.

 

Conceptually these mediums have been used to record history, but often that moment is just the surface, processes lead to unearthing the exteriors of time, covering a vulnerability or amending memory with footnotes.

 

Each piece possesses bits of life lived - a teetering of truths and lies, light versus dark, success and failures -presented as an amalgamation of memories, and experiences that we preserve/destroy, expose/cover, and eventually what reemerges, revealing both a lineage of masks and underlying layers of faces beneath. 

 

Together these works create a portrait of what shapes us, while embodying the deluge of all that was forgotten or surplus to existence.

 

 © 2019 Christopher E Manning

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