Magazine article Sculpture

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY: Jane Manus

Magazine article Sculpture

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY: Jane Manus

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MORRISTON, NEW JERSEY

Jane Manus

Simon Gallery

Over the last four decades, Jane Manus has followed a Minimalist tradition in her geometric-inspired sculpture. Like previous sculptors exploring new avenues of threedimensional, non-narrative form, Manus is determined to stretch the boundaries of contemporary sculpture; she meticulously pieces together hollowed-out, square, elongated tubing, albeit sparingly, to form connective symmetrical linear lines that are seamlessly welded together. Following David Smith, Anthony Caro, Mark di Suvero, and Donald Judd, Manus celebrates the creative challenge of reducing shape and form, introducing a pronounced simplification of lengthened shapes that generate a recognizable visual harmony. Each work starts with a small-scale cardboard and scotch tape model; she then fabricates a rough maquette in aluminum, which is later transposed into a much larger welded form meticulously spray-painted in its final stage of completion.

In this exhibition, works that would normally be placed on the floor were relocated to the walls. In the case of Black and Brushed, Manus juxtaposes two sculptures side by side, as if they were competing in a geometric Rorschach demonstration; both forms, one painted black and one in polished aluminum, turn inward and balance like mirror images. …

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