Past: Present: Place highlights the work of Jennifer Manzella, an artist known for her unique blend of drawing, photography, and printmaking, offers a fresh perspective on the intersection of natural and urban environments. Her work delves into themes like place, home, and habitat, drawing inspiration from her diverse life experiences, including city living, suburban life, and a six-month Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2003.
Printmaking is Manzella's chosen medium, serving as a conduit for her creative expression. Through printmaking, she transforms her observations into captivating visual narratives that encourage introspection. Manzella's focuses on the dynamic interplay between nature and human civilization. It celebrates the beauty, resilience, and fragility of the landscapes we inhabit.
Her art benefits from her rich life experiences, lending authenticity and depth to her work. Manzella's willingness to embrace unpredictability and overcome technical challenges during the printmaking process leads to delightful surprises. Manzella's art challenges conventional perceptions of landscapes, inviting viewers to ponder the intricate relationship between nature and urban life. Her work provides a thought-provoking and visually engaging experience, encouraging contemplation of the world with which we coexist.
Meet the Artist & Reception: Thursday, November 9, 5 - 7pm