Joanna Manousis “The Dominant Sophia”


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Every object in the world, whether it is natural or man-made, conveys meaning to a universal audience or individual. Whether this meaning is instigated through material value or symbolic connotation, the re-appropriation of objects or motifs that are familiar to us can be used as a device to convey a deeper level of understanding of our own consciousness.

For centuries the circle has been used as a symbol of spirituality and that which is infinite. It has taken the shape of an intuitive mandala or meditation diagram, a symbol whereby the macrocosm of the universe and the microcosm of human life are brought into harmony in the mind of the individual, thereby imparting meaning.

For the exhibition, The Dominant Sophia, British artist Joanna Manousis has created a series of sculptural objects and installations that function as metaphors for the human condition. Central to the exhibition is a three-dimensional ‘rose window,’ reminiscent of the round church windows of 17th Century France. Comprised of individually cast forms in clear lead crystal, each segment within the multi-faceted installation contains the recessed detail of woven wheat, a metaphor for enabled life.

About the artist: Joanna Manousis received her BFA from Wolverhampton University in Wolverhampton, England and her MFA from New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, in Alfred, New York. Her glass and mixed media sculpture have been exhibited internationally and she has held residencies at The Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France. The Dominant Sophia is the first solo presentation of her work in New York City.



from June 11, 2014 to July 26, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-06-11 from 18:00


Joanna Manousis

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