Mark Mann

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Mark Mann (born 1970) is an American artist known for utilizing visual elements from 1960s and 1970s postcards to form the basis of his photographic art works. The resulting pictures create an uneasy tension between truth and fiction. They cite artifacts from the time, such as roadside motels and vacation destinations that refer to memories of family journeys. The journeys are mixed with dreamlike symbolism to create ironic images that go beyond memory. They are dramas staged to communicate the loneliness and alienation that accompanies the American dream.

Biography[edit]

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mann lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been purchased and collected by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,[1] Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,[2] The Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida, The George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, and the Progressive Corporate Collection.

Selected exhibitions[edit]

  • Last Resort, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
  • No Eyes, The Collection of W.M. Hunt, FOAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2007)
  • Aluminum, Silver and Chrome, Marion Center for Photographic Arts,The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (2006)
  • Portfolios: Seeing in Series, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY (2006)
  • No Eyes, The Collection of W.M. Hunt, Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne (2006)
  • Common Ground, Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC (2006)
  • No Eyes, The Collection of W.M. Hunt, Recontres Internationales, Arles, France (2005)
  • Four Easy Pieces, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY (2005)
  • Focus On: New Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (2005)
  • Common Ground, Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington D.C. (2004)
  • Center of Photographic Arts 14th Awards Exhibition, Carmel, CA (2004)
  • Art |35| Basel, Messe Basel, Laurence Miller Gallery (2004)
  • What I Did on My Summer Vacation, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA (2004)
  • Are We There Yet? Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY (2003)
  • Oases, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY (2003)
  • The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY (2003)
  • Home, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, NY (2003)
  • Flash: Swimsuits & Sports, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA (2003)
  • Transcending Reality: Pinhole to Digital, Freddie Fong Gallery, S.F., CA (2003)
  • Wish You Were Here, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY (2001)

Publications[edit]

  • LA Weekly, Must See Art, Amra Brooks, April 18, 2007
  • Pasatiempo Nov. 24, 2006, The New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM
  • The New York Sun, Calendar, May 5, 2005
  • The Village Voice, May 11, 2005
  • Common Ground, Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell, Merrell 2004
  • NY Arts Magazine Vol 9 no 1/2, Are We there Yet? Courtney Mallen, 2004
  • Artnet Magazine, Jean Dykstra, Contact Sheet Nov, 11, 2003
  • Absolutearts, Oases Exhibition review July 9, 2003
  • Orion Magazine, Swimming the Mojave by Ellen Meloy, Spring 2002
  • Pasatiempo, The New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM, June 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Mann. Median Family". Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Photography Collection: Alpha Listing". Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

External links[edit]

Mark Mann on Artnet