MORGAN MANDULEY: For Immediate Release
JULY 14-AUGUST 5, 2012
Artist Reception Saturday, July 14, from 6-10 PM
Disclosed unLocation is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawing by Morgan Manduley titled For Immediate Release, on view at the gallery from July 14- August 5, 2012. An opening reception with the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday July 14 from 6-10 pm during the South Park Walkabout.
For Immediate Release showcases Manduley’s use of disjointed narratives to imbue new meaning upon historical and popular imagery related to westward expansion and masculinity. The imagery alludes to freedom, risk, and the isolation of adventures dreamt. Manduley’s paintings collage Ansel Adam’s style landscapes, Western movie stars, house plants, hot rods and rock collections into garbled visions of boyhood fantasies. The images created from these combinations fall on the line between the desire for adventure and the desire to escape; the euphoric and the soporific.
Morgan Manduley is a multi-disciplanary artist living and working in San Diego, CA. He is an artist in residence at Space 4 Art, where he also sits on the curatorial committee. For Immediate Release is Morgan Manduley’s second solo show in San Diego, and last before he leaves to complete his Bachelor or Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He studied painting from 2004-2007 at the San Fancisco Art Institute. His work has been included in regional exhibitions Southwestern College (More Real Than Life, 2012), Habitat House (The Sun Hung Low or A Question Loomed, 2011), The La Jolla Athenaeum ( 20th Annual Juried Exhibtion, 2011), and Space 4 Art ( The Fifth Season, 2011). He has participated national and international exhibitions and fairs at spaces including Art Los Angeles Contemporary (Los Angeles, CA), Sight School (Oakland, CA), Gloss Gallery (Portland, OR), Factory Model (Miami, FL), The Diego Rivera Gallery (San Francisco, SF), Yautepec ( Mexico City, Mexico) and Yusto/ Giner (Marbella, Spain).
The Shrouded Wandering Eye, oil on canvas, 24″x18″ 2012