Join us for a gallery talk with local artist Peter Manion in our newest exhibition, Universal Turf: Peter Manion. His large, vibrant multi-media wall installations and floor sculptures explore perception, perspective, and scale. Discover how Manion uses felt, plaster, paint, and the grid to vary the viewer’s vantage point and draw interpersonal parallels between humanity and the game of chess.
Peter Manion is a Saint Louis-based artist and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Manion’s works hint at a background in drawing, and his emphatic strokes and subject matter offset a playful use of material, style, and sense of humor. Manion’s use of non-traditional methods, materials, and practices gives his work an animative quality, lending variance and movement to what once was undisturbed, bringing the work closer to the idea of a living object.
Manion has been the recipient of multiple awards, including an Award of Excellence at Art Saint Louis and the Judge’s Award of Merit at Kranzberg Arts Center, in addition to several recent exhibitions: La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper at Houska Gallery, St. Louis; Imagery of Chess: Saint Louis Artists at the World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis; and En La Noche, El Convento de Santa Clara de la Columna del Siglo XV, Belalcazar, Spain.
Free admission, Reservations recommended.
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided. For more information or to reserve a spot, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library.Saturday, Oct 13 - 1:00 pm Register Now