The exhibition WOTY 1.2: New Work by T. Eliott Mansa at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, will feature new paintings and relief sculptures. Save the Date, November 30th for a panel discussion.
“For the first time in his career, T. Eliott Mansa takes up abstraction to produce his images, bypassing his usual figurative practice. In the past, he began a portrait with the true image of the subject in mind. These preconceived images guided him through practiced movements, and his references—Yoruba cosmology, media imagery, East Harlem storefronts—acted as the scaffolding that helped construct them.”
“Mansa’s new work unfolds without intent or concern for accuracy. In his new relief sculptures, Mansa weaves through identifiable references, such as faux flowers, plants, toys or stuffed animals, and strips them of context, rearranging and recontextualizing them in pursuit of a truth which he cannot anticipate.
WOTY 1.2: New Work by T. Eliott Mansa will be on view to January 15, 2018 at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Hallway Wall, located at 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street in East Harlem.
Save the Date ~ November 30th from 7-8pm, for WOTY 2.1 After Truth: Opening & Panel, a panel discussion between artist T. Eliott Mansa, curator Nora Boyd, and curator Tatiana Mouarbes on memorials, monuments, and memory followed by an audience Q&A. They will consider topics ranging from the feasibility of memorial creation for structurally disadvantaged populations, to the collective amnesia of black history in New York City, to how T. Eliott’s memorials straddle both the public and the private.
- Nancy Boyd is an independent educator pursuing her master’s in Art History at Hunter College with a focus on global modernist architecture.
While you’re there, check out Futurefarmers: Arrange on view at Hunter East Harlem Gallery to February 4, 2018.