Andrea Schwartz Gallery is happy to announce Gwen Manfrin's upcoming group show, Wordplay from MARCH 2 – APRIL 2.
Curator Terri Cohn discusses Manfrin's interwoven work of images with texts in the following exerpt :
Gwen Manfrin’s Down the Rabbit Hole series of watercolor and colored pencil works on panel were inspired by a Lewis Carroll novel, in this case Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Manfrin’s figures are often held in a tension between free-falling in space and being suspended in time, evoking varying palpable feelings and sensations. In her work, There is No Net, a partially cropped figure falling head first from above is described by Manfrin as “surrendering to the moment and letting go…fear and uncertainty… give away to curiosity and anxious expectation.” In such works, the viewer is offered the opportunity to complete the narrative.