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Jane Manus  1951

Rank (2014): 41026 


Jane Manus, Say Ah
Say Ah, 2007
Contessa Gallery

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1951 Born

Jane Manus is an international sculptor working in metal, who has achieved a significant success and prominence in the art world with her abstract geometric sculpture. In the core of her aesthetics is the simple geometry of minimalism, but the works are also surrounded with an emotional aura that interacts with the viewer.

Manus received her BFA from Rollins College and the Art Institute of Boston. She was always interested in monumental work and eventually accepted steel as her preferred material. "I like metal sculpture because of its permanence, and because you can see immediate results. You can tack or weld parts together to see what the work will look like…" says the artist.

She had her first on person show in 1976 and since then, her work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Her sculpture is also included in the public collections of the Lincoln Center/List Collection, New York; the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia; the Sagamore Collection, Miami Beach, Florida; the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida; Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida; the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; and the Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan.

One of the few female artists in the genre of abstract geometric sculpture, Jane names such artists as Louise Nevelson, Louise Bourgeois and Beverly Pepper among her inspirations, as well as Mondrian, Mark de Suvero and David Smith. Architecture has always been a great inspiration as well. Her sculpture is light and playful. Made from aluminum, the works are painted in bright and bold colors. Her sculpture avoids symmetry or predictability and is simultaneously simple and complex.

In the words of the artist herself, "As a sculptor, I am interested in exploring several aspects of three dimensional space in my work; the interaction of positive and negative spaces, the difference between frontal and side views, and the play of shadows on the surfaces surrounding the object. My work is defined by minimal abstract form; bold color; highly finished, tactile surfaces; and architectural integrity. It is about harmony with the environment and balance with the human form."

BFA from Rollins College and the Art Institute of Boston

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   Jane Manus — Sculpture - Baker Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

   Jane Manus - De Buck Gallery, New York City, NY

Description, image and works of art Contessa GalleryJane Manus: Constructive Angles - Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH Send message

   Form/Function - Berry-Hill Galleries, New York City, NY


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   Kim Manfredi: Cells & Stars and Jane Manus: Recent Sculpture - C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
   Summer ’10 - C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD


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 C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
 Baker Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
 DTR Modern Galleries, Boston, MA
www.contessagallery.comContessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH eMail
 ART+ Gallery, Coral Gables (Miami), FL
 Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 De Buck Gallery, New York City, NY
 Larsen Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ


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Last update: 2 October 2014
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