Michael Manning
b. 1985, Corona del Mar, CA, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

Manning’s work is on the side of technology that is seamlessly functional. His paintings involve a semblance that is genuinely weird and simultaneously realized in the immediacy of an experience that it is not really a “representation” of something outside of itself. Their technology is its own supra-organic life, not its own dysfunction. They access the taste of Roman cabbage before the invention of painting. It’s software priming out its own soft, viscous fluidity. Even though these objects by Manning, these “paintings,” may appear banal, they coalesce their vaporous concrescence in some strange kind of topographic liminality. They are resting on some kind of constitutive fissure that makes the distinction between abstract and concrete obsolete, not the technology of which it feeds (back into). They are “producing presentation,” mere presentation, one might add, deterritorialized into a generic vision of sorts. It is not painting without organs, nor with organs, but without the without. An asyndetic connection, waves: painting ≈≈ organs.  
                                                                                                                                                      Peter Amdam

 

EDUCATION

2011
MBA. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

2007
BFA. New York University. Tisch School of The Arts

 

FORTHCOMING SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Gavlak Gallery- Los Angeles

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
I Hate Mondays, Mon Cheri, Brussels
No Rain, No Rainbows, GAVLAK Gallery, Palm Beach   

2015
And Alterations, Last Resort, Copenhagen
Caesar Salad, Cura Basement, Rome
Sticky Bumps, Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv

2014
Wild Fusion: Vol. IV – Technoeconomicology, Bill Brady Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Wild Fusion: Vol. III – WWWHATWWWEDOISSECRET, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm. 
Wild Fusion: Vol. II – I Want To Believe, Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, NY. 
Wild Fusion: Vol. I – TOTAL COLLAPSE, American Contemporary, New York. 


2013
Sheryl Crow Pandora Paintings. Bill Brady KC at NADA Art Fair. Miami Beach
Bright & Contemporary, Smart Objects, Los Angeles

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
For Pete's Sake, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm
The Barn Show, Johannes Vogt, East Hampton
Shackle Me Not, Traaseth Gallery, Oslo  

2015
Post-Analogue Painting, The Hole, New York. 
New Drawings, Levy Delval, Brussels. 

2014
Plainly To Propound, GAVLAK Gallery, Los Angeles.
Refraction: The Image of Sense, Blain Southern, London.
Episode 14, Middlemarch, Brussels.
Material Images, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York. 

Too Soon, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. 

2013
Over The Valley, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles. 
Museum of Moving Image, Best of: Fach & Asendorf Gallery, New York. 

2012
Bring Your Own Beamer : LA. The Geffen @ Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
ASTRAL PROJECTION ABDUCTION FANTASY, Monstertruck Gallery, Dublin.
Open Network, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles. 


2011
GIF GROUP SHOW: FRIENDS, Fach & Asendorf Gallery.  
Street Show: The Things Between Us, Eyebeam, New York.
A Small Forest, Kunsthalle New,
 Chicago. 
Self-Love, Copenhagen Place, London.