FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2016
KIMBALL ART CENTER OPENS TWO NEW EXHIBITS FEATURING CONTEMPORARY ARTIST HOLLY MANNECK AND NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST CARL RICHARDS
Exhibitions running through the holidays bring humor, nostalgia, keen insights into human nature and a balanced mix of complexity and simplicity to Park City
PARK CITY, UT – Kimball Art Center (KAC) unveiled today two new exhibitions by contemporary artist Holly Manneck and New York Times columnist Carl Richards that will be on display November 19, 2016 through January 8, 2017. The exhibitions bring together colorful pop art and simple design to explore complex universal concepts.
Nancy Stoaks, exhibitions director for Kimball Art Center said, “These two exhibitions paired together are a perfect contrast for art fans. Holly Manneck combines colorful iconic images of Mick Jagger, Elvis Presley, Robert Redford, The Beatles and more with contemporary thoughts and ideas. Her pop art brings the past and present together in a visually brilliant way. On the other hand, Carl Richards is well known for his ‘finance on a napkin’ concept and when audiences explore his work up close they see it goes beyond money to examine the way we interact with our world.”
The two new exhibitions are on display from November 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017:
Holly Manneck: Popped & Twisted
Holly Manneck’s contemporary Pop Art merges the seminal styles of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein with a unique approach to layering sources and a more personal level of expression. She mines popular culture, combining and recombining elements from our past and present to create a captivating body of work. From historic faces of the silver screen to Tootsie Roll® Pops and popcorn to social media, Manneck develops new and unexpected visual relationships. Her playful approach injects humor, and with each montage of iconic images, advertisements and objects, a new story emerges. For Manneck, the density and sometimes unexpected nature of the combined images speak to the complexity of everyday life, and the constant layering of stories, experiences and memories that we experience.
Artist statement: “My process may be complex but my images are simple. They are a slice of life past and present that tell a story. As I develop a montage of images a story emerges which invites the viewer to experience the tale. I use vintage images and my own photos always choosing images that I connect with. I hope the viewer finds a connection that either evokes a feeling or thought.”
Carl Richards: This is Where I Draw the Line
Carl Richards is well known for his columns in the New York Times and other national publications where he makes complex financial concepts easy to understand. With a Sharpie® in hand, Richards’ simple sketches offer smart, visually compelling and often humorous observations on behavior and focus attention on the decisions that really matter when it comes to money.
Artist statement: “I am fascinated by simple lines that tell stories and often define the way we behave and interact with others.”
For more than 40 years, the Kimball Art Center has inspired and connected the Park City community through art. The nonprofit center provides art education, free exhibitions and a variety of events to the public, including the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival that attracts more than 50-thousand people to Park City’s Historic Main Street. For more information on the KAC and its numerous community offerings and programs, please visit www.kimballartcenter.org. Art Starts Here™