8. Helene K. Manzo

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54091 Main Street, Roxbury, NY 12474
Phone: 607 326-4411
E-mail: laini.manzo@gmail.com

Helene Manzo is a founder and member of the artist co-operative Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, New York. She is also a member of the Monotype Guild of New England and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. Her work has been accepted into many juried shows including the MGNE 3rd National Exhibition of Monotypes and Monoprints at the Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College juried by Mark Pascal, curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, and was awarded a juror’s prize. Manzo was accepted into the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial 2011 held at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, Massachusetts. Jim Dine was the juror for the Biennial and awarded a juror’s prize to Manzo for her Monotype “Monarda.”

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In her solo show, “Singular Obsessions,” she visits and revisits common subjects and themes that recur in her paintings and prints. The movement of water and profusion of plant life attracts the attention of the artist and it is through her work that she responds to the natural world. This recent work represents the dialogue between the reality of observation and the emotions that it evokes. Capturing the transformative power of her subjects through the use of paint, color, composition and texture.

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“All my work begins with nature observed. History, literature, intuition and emotion help me interpret the experience visually. Mark making and color set the mood. The palette, while related to reality is not necessarily naturalistic. It often emphasizes the subtlety and power of a single hue. Gradually, the work evolves from an observed landscape to one of personal feeling, dreams and memory.”

Driving directions to: Helene Manzo Studio, 54091 Main Street, Roxbury

From Margaretville, take Route 30 north approximately 11.6 miles to Roxbury. After entering Roxbury, continue north approximately .6 miles. Studio is on the left.