Suzanne M. Manns’ exhibition “Out of the Woods” – a title she says is “a hopeful aspiration for the future” - will be on display Aug. 28 through Sept. 20 at Lone Star College-CyFair.
Come explore the wide range of symbolism that Manns has attached to trees in her delicate and evocative artworks, crafted in an impressive variety of artistic media, including monotype, etching, photopolymer, collagraph and lithography.
In 2005, the artist made images of a 130-year-old southern red oak tree that died on her property that referenced her emotional response to the death of her mother, who died the same year. With the more recent and poignant loss of so many trees in Houston, due to catastrophic climate conditions, tree imagery continues in her work.
“The pieces in this exhibition are a selection that spans the last 7 years. All are images of trees found in my garden, my neighborhood or photographed while traveling in Europe,” said Manns, Glassell School of Art Department Head of Works on Paper at the Museum of Fine Arts. “They focus on single elements or combinations of bits and fragments to create individualized imagery, filtered through my physical and psychological perceptions while meditating on the fragile, yet enduring nature of life.”
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit with Manns about her work at the opening reception set from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.
The Bosque Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts building on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
For gallery information, go to LoneStar.edu/bosquegallery or call 832.482.1038.