Edward Cella Art & Architecture is pleased to announce TRUE NORTH by Manny Krakowski, an exhibition including unique hand-blown mirrored glass sculptures on custom pedestals, hand formed glass tubes filled with toothpaste, and artificial grass. The exhibition was conceived when Krakowski began thinking about True North as an impermanent geographic location. Vulnerable to the concept of this location as an unknown site, Krakowski set out to transform his psychological experience into a physical representation with the creation of seductive mirrored glass sculptures. Krakowski’s glass sculptures literally reflect the space around them, a reference to modernism, and perhaps are a nod of admiration to the objects portrayed in still life paintings by Giorgio Morandi. These alluring, glass sculptures, and shaped, corroding, toothpaste-filled glass tubes, create a fleeting experience of oscillation and complicate further the idea of a True North.
ABOUT MANNY KRAKOWSKI
Manny Krakowski received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art at California State University, Long Beach. Over the past 10 years Krakowski has served as Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School, WA. His glass work has been published in New Glass Review through the Corning Museum of Glass, NY. He has exhibited at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, FOG Fair, San Francisco, and has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA. In addition, he has given lectures and demonstrations nationally and internationally at such institutions as Australian National University, California State University, Fullerton, Ohio State University, and Santa Monica College.