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  David Mann
September 8 - Ocotber 8, 2005
 
Much of what we are able to see of the natural world, both miniscule and immense, is synthetically mediated through technology. This relationship between the natural world and the technological means of imaging it is central to David Mannís work. His luminous abstract paintings suggest transformative processes normally unseen by the human eye. In Mann's canvases, exploding or contracting cellular forms and deep, mysterious spaces imply hidden natural forces triggering suspenseful moments of genesis or decay. The perceived scale of these phenomena ranges from the cosmic--such as supernovas exploding or massive frothing plasma clouds--to the microscopic domains of cellular mutation or the incipient life of a percolating, primordial ocean. Above all, David Mannís work is about visual discovery and the very act of seeing. The associations or representations that the viewer may derive remain secondary to the direct experience of the work itself. The paintings are saturated with color and light, as well as mystery and potential.
 
 
Compass, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
72 x 108 inches

Antidote, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
48 3/4 x 46 inches

Channel, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
36 x 72 inches
 
Nascence, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
36 x 72 inches

Blue Movie, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
42 3/4 x 49 inches

Early, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
46 3/4 x 42 3/4 inches
 
Electro-Water, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
25 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches

Locus, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
48 3/4 x 43 3/4 inches

Study for a Floating World #1, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
18 x 21 3/4 inches
 
Aperture, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
25 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches
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