Sara Kay Gallery is pleased to announce an experimental working artist residency as part of the gallery’s continued commitment to support women artists. The gallery will engage one female artist annually as a means to highlight and expand the artist’s process. The gallery has selected artist Victoria Manganiello as the inaugural residency recipient and she will have the space through March 17, 2018.
The artist has recreated her studio, installing a floor loom, fibers and dyes, sewn drawings, studies, and raw materials in Kay’s historic 19th century townhouse. Installations, paintings, and sculptures in varies states of completion can be viewed throughout the space. Manganiello will actively work in the gallery spinning, dying and weaving her own canvases. She will also lead a series of experimental weaving workshops for the public. The next workshop takes place on March 10 at 11am and is on a first come first serve basis. Further details and sign up information are available on our events page and Facebook page.
Manganiello’s works seek to physically control and manipulate space. With an interest in the interplay of the natural and synthetic material and the expanded use of the loom, the artist transforms her raw materials to create complex woven paintings and sculptures that challenge the historical definition of craft.