Time has no shape,
color or texture. It's non-spatial, constantly changing and invisible.
How on earth could an artist hope to capture it in a two-dimensional
canvas or a three-dimensional sculpture?
Nevertheless, for as long as
humans have made art, they've made art about time.
Temporal subjects exist
They're in the decaying fruit of a Flemish still life and
the ticking metronome of Man Ray’s “Indestructible Object.” Time takes
its toll on peeling frescos and the leaky roof of Frank Lloyd Wright’s
Fallingwater. Salvador Dali challenges the very existence of time when,
in his painting “The Persistence of Memory,” melting pocket watches and
sagging flesh suggest it is an illusion and a human construct.
Manifest Gallery explores
this elusive medium with the works of 19 artists in TEMPO and
runs concurrently with another exhibit called Rites of Passage,
curated by Tim Parsley and featuring work by students and recent
Through May 14. Get venue details and find nearby bars and restaurants here.