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Art: TEMPO at Manifest Creative Research Gallery

By Maija Zummo · May 6th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends
Time has no shape, color or texture. It's non-spatial, constantly changing and invisible. How on earth could an artist hope to capture it in a two-dimensional canvas or a three-dimensional sculpture?

Nevertheless, for as long as humans have made art, they've made art about time.

Temporal subjects exist everywhere.

They're in the decaying fruit of a Flemish still life and the ticking metronome of Man Ray’s “Indestructible Object.” Time takes its toll on peeling frescos and the leaky roof of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Salvador Dali challenges the very existence of time when, in his painting “The Persistence of Memory,” melting pocket watches and sagging flesh suggest it is an illusion and a human construct.

Manifest Gallery explores this elusive medium with the works of 19 artists in TEMPO and runs concurrently with another exhibit called Rites of Passage, curated by Tim Parsley and featuring work by students and recent college graduates.

Through May 14. Get venue details and find nearby bars and restaurants here.



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