Speed, Still, Sway


Speed, Still, Sway

Mark Price, Joe Manuse and Justin Bursk

at Mount Airy Contemporary

May 16 – July 11th
Opening Reception May 16, 6-9 PM
Gallery Hours: By Appointment

Mount Airy Contemporary
25 West Mt. Airy Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19119
(267) 270-2787

MAC is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Mark Price, Joe Manuse and Justin Bursk.

Mark Price Distinct Zones IV

Distinct Zones IV
Mark Price

Mark Price’s collages are a jittery visual experience, a kind of rapid jump cut evocative of the pixelated breakdown of video imagery.  He samples graphic design components into compositions whose language is a kind of latter day Futurism – the additive language of splicing and speed.


Stalling on Drops Joe Manuse

Stalling on Drops
Joe Manuse

Joe Manuse anchors his paintings in a simple, raw gesturalism.  The moments of painting and looking slow – opening up space for mediative, mystical reflection.  Manuse’s paintings suspend the viewer in time and lets us linger there.


Boats Are Not Meant for Harbor Justin Bursk

Boats Are Not Meant for Harbor
Justin Bursk

Justin Bursk’s works are blatantly, playfully homemade.  His work is the work of a tinkerer, exploring through doing.  Where Price is rapid-fire crisp, and Manuse slow and poetic, Bursk is improvisatory, a series of “what-if” scenarios played out on his visual stage.

We’re pleased to bring the works of all three of these artists together for this show.