ROSEFINCH / Mary Manning
5 x 7.5 inches, glossy c-print, 2017
Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies.
Rosefinch, an image taken by Mary Manning in New York City in 2017, is a photograph, a statement, a record, and a call to attention. At the same time, the small size of the printed photo suggests that it's rightful place is not on a gallery wall, but inside one's home as an intimate and personal reminder of the everyday-ness of one's politics, of one's personhood, and the need for tender community.
Mary Manning (b. 1972, Alton, IL) is an artist living and working in New York City. She began taking photos of her everyday encounters while living in San Francisco in the 90’s. Her subjects include dance performances, the plastic partition between street and inside a bodega, trees, lovers, plastic bags. She weaves together the invisible relationships that happen between the visible subjects.
In 2017 she had a solo exhibition at Cleopatra’s Gallery in Brooklyn. Other recent exhibitions include group shows at Situations, NY; Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY; The First and Only East Hampton Biennial, NY; and the CANADA booth at Frieze New York 2017 curated by Marc Hundley. Her solo exhibition, If the Stadium Were Empty I Would Be Able To See More Clearly took place at Jackie Klempay, Brooklyn, in 2014.
Peradam Press published her first book, First Impressions of Greece, in 2014. She has run the website Unchanging Window since 2006.