Craig Manister: Recent Black and White Paintings

Exhibition Dates: February 25 - March 21, 2008

reception: Thursday, February 28, 6 - 8 PM

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The Painting Center is pleased to present Craig Manister: Recent Black and White Paintings. Craig Manister’s paintings are borne in the tradition of abstraction maintaining a strong sense of surface and expansion. Structure within the painting is found during the act of painting and allows the paint its own authority. Recent paintings, executed in black and white, use landscape to contextualize abstract forms. The forms, based on the keyhole, function as surrogates for the human figure. A member of The Painting Center, Craig Manister has exhibited widely including such venues as the National Academy Museum, Beijing Art Institute, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Staten Island Museum, and Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art. He attended the New York Studio School and earned an M.F.A. at Brooklyn College.