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Exhibit Features Sculpture of John Adam Manley

Adam John Manley: New Works

Adam John Manley: New Works

October 31, 2013
December 5, 2013

Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

Manley is a sculptor and woodworker who explores the nature of maritime and coastal life through the familiar forms and symbolism of the maritime tradition.

Free Admission

For more information, visit Adam John Manley, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.

Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will open its next exhibit on Thursday, October 31, 2013. The exhibit features new works by sculptor Adam John Manley and will run through December 5. Kipp Gallery is located on the first floor of Sprowls Hall at the corner of 11th and Grant streets.

A talk by the artist will be presented October 31 at 5:00 p.m. at Kipp Gallery.

According to the artist, “This work represents my own interpretation and selective manipulation of an important aspect of Maine and greater New England's history: boat building and maritime life. I'm interested in the contradictions between the real historical and current dependence on the sea as a place of labor, livelihoods, travel, and battle paired with the contemporary perception of this history.

“Having been brought up around this culture, specifically that of boat building as well as a healthy dose of coastal tourism, I have always had an interest in the intersection between the realities of life in a place and the outside interpretation of that life.”

Manley SculptureManley received his B.A. in international relations and political science from the State University of New York at New Paltz and his M.F.A. in furniture design and woodworking from San Diego State University. Trained in furniture making and construction techniques, Manley creates a range of works from large-scale sculptural objects and installations to furniture and functional objects.

Currently, his work addresses landscape, environment, space, and place through constructed structural forms that engage the viewer not only with the work itself, but also with the immediate surroundings.

Manley teaches at UMass Dartmouth’s program in artisanry and splits his time between New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine. 

Kipp Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or lively-arts@iup.edu.

Posted on 10/16/2013 9:40:54 AM

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