Dashiell Manley, ‘Scene 3 Version B  2’, 2013, Whitney Biennial 2014

About Dashiell Manley

Dashiell Manley’s paintings are not strictly paintings, but rather multimedia and multi-dimensional objects. He is known particularly for his double-sided works of canvas and glass, packed with layers of spillage, abstraction, representational imagery, scribbles, and illegible text. He is also known for creating videos employing a similar density of imagery; these are laboriously composed stop-motion films, each made from a large volume of still photographs Manley has taken. Manley also creates site-specific installations that occasionally serve as the set or characters in performances; the most infamous of these includes a bathtub-sized construction that resembles half an oyster shell, re-made in several iterations and featuring extensively in Manley’s films and performances.

American, b. 1983, based in Los Angeles, California