Exhibition, Manuel Neri: The Human Figure in Plaster and on Paper
March 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST
Manuel Neri: The Human Figure in Plaster and on Paper explores the artist’s tireless fascination with the human form, drawing from a recent gift to the Gallery of more than 150 sculptures and works on paper from The Manuel Neri Trust. Gallery director Jock Reynolds, who studied under Neri and served as his teaching assistant at the University of California, Davis, curates the exhibition, paying homage to his former teacher and mentor. The selected works celebrate Neri’s studio process, which Reynolds observed firsthand, and illustrate the artist’s tendency to work and rework his sculptures in visceral explorations of form and color.