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David Mann
September 8 - October 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.
 
  David Mann, Compass
Compass, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
72 x 108 inches
David Mann, Antidote
Antidote, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
48 3/4 x 46 inches
David Mann, Channel
Channel, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
36 x 72 inches
  David Mann, Nascence
Nascence, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
36 x 72 inches
David Mann, Blue Movie
Blue Movie, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
42 3/4 x 49 inches
David Mann, Early
Early, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
46 3/4 x 42 3/4 inches
  David Mann, Electro-Water
Electro-Water, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
25 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches
David Mann, Locus
Locus, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
48 3/4 x 43 3/4 inches
David Mann, Study for a Floating World #1
Study for a Floating World #1, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
18 x 21 3/4 inches
  David Mann, Aperture
Aperture, 2005
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
25 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches
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