Pictionary: Photographs by Megan Mantia
This show attempts to represent my spectrum of photo-documented subjects grouped by like kinds. Daily events are often gross, awkward or controversial, and I never hesitate to integrate those moments with the pleasant, posed or funny. It calls to mind the Wolfgang Tillmans reference, “If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters.” I believe that we lose so much as moments slip away, and it’s an endlessly entertaining and engaging challenge to strive to capture life (all of it!) as it runs faster than us.
This show has been installed the same way I adorn my bedroom---the viewer not separated from the piece by glass, images spontaneously strewn about, an intimate feel. Each photo is available for sale in a range of sizes upon request. For this show only, I am offering a special piece: a custom photo album of 4x6 reproductions of every piece in the show (edition of 5 at $600 each).
Megan Mantia holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, graduating in 2006 with a double major in Printmaking and Art History. She is the full-time photographer for local art-band collective Ssion and community arts non-profit Whoop Dee Doo. Megan also serves as Treasurer to Whoop Dee Doo’s board and is currently coordinating their first-ever annual gala fundraiser. Her show Glory Days is on view at the Writers Place until March 25, featuring her life’s work of diaries and debuting a brand-new photo series in collaboration with Leone Anne Reeves. Also, catch her piece (collaborating with Christopher Good) in the upcoming Urban Culture Project group show The Dinner Party, opening March 18. She would like to thank her mom for always providing excellent food at her art events!
The opening reception is March 4, 2011 from 6-10 pm. The show runs through March 25. After March 4, contact Paula Rose to view by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.