Join us for a gallery talk with local artist Peter Manion in our newest exhibition, “Universal Turf: Peter Manion.” His large, vibrant multi-media wall installations and floor sculptures explore perception, perspective, and scale. Discover how Manion uses felt, plaster, paint, and the grid to vary the viewer’s vantage point and draw interpersonal parallels between humanity and the game of chess.
Peter Manion is a Saint Louis-based artist and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Manion’s works hint at a background in drawing, and his emphatic strokes and subject matter offset a playful use of material, style, and sense of humor. Manion’s use of non-traditional methods, materials, and practices gives his work an animative quality, lending variance and movement to what once was undisturbed, bringing the work closer to the idea of a living object.