FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PIERRE MENARD GALLERY
12 ARROW STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138
Sunday, June 20th, 2:00pm
Free to the public
In conjunction with our current exhibition:
Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage
A continued collaboration by Michael Manning & Mark Wiener
accompanied by Curator Lisa Paul Streitfeld reading Margaret Fuller’s alchemical poetry
CAMBRIDGE PERFORMANCE PAINTING: RESURRECTING MARGARET FULLER
live streaming video on
the completed painting will be exhibited at
HP Garcia Gallery, August 04-21, 2010
Michael Manning is a mythological painter creating narratives surrounding the birth of a new cosmology. Working in issues of morality, morality and justice, he creates stories from an individual point of view but with universal significance and meaning. His focus is the central archetypal figure of the hero. With the traditional journey presented by Joseph Campbell as a starting point, extraordinary deeds and adventures are substituted with events that abound in everyday life. The end results are narrative paintings that use allegorical images to show daily events as equivalent to the actions of a classic mythological hero.
Mark Wiener is an abstract painter who studied under Bauhaus influences at Philadelphia College of Art, where he focused onpainting and photography. In 2007 he took on re-defining what he calls the “Cross Narrative” between action painting and minimalism,a dialogue between geometric worlds and fluid visual languages on canvas, wood, vellum and similar substrates. Mark Wiener exhibits inLos Angeles, London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo, as well as New York, his studio is in NYC’s West Chelsea Art District.
Lisa Paul Streitfeld is a cultural writer, metaphysician, curator, performance artist, educator and pioneer of new art forms for the 21st century. Her innovations in expression occur at the intersection of new technology with business, metaphysics and fine art. For a decade she was a regular critic for Tribune newspapers in the New York metropolitan area, interpreting a new movement in over 300 reviews and articles.
In 2006, she was a recipient of the Unitarian Universalist Margaret Fuller Award for a 21st century theology of the hieros gamos derived from mystery schools around the globe. Currently, she is exploring the multimedia avenues by which she can communicate a new art theory to a broad public. These include: art exhibitions, fiction and non-fiction books, catalogue essays, blogs, websites, live performance, art talks, video and television. A member of the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), she contributes to several media outlets, anthologies and operates a series of blogs presenting a new art movement along with the dissemination of her newly published Critical Trilogy series: http://www.criticaltrilogy.com