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
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 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
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
Manley teaches at UMass Dartmouth’s program in artisanry and splits his
time between New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine.
October 31, 2013–December 5, 2013Kipp 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.
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