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'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.
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.
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.