Join us for a gallery viewing and discussion with the artist and curator of the current exhibition hanging in The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, PRECIOUS MEMORIES, featuring the art of Mansa K. Mussa.
Art by Mansa K. Mussa
Curated by Micha Hamilton
(on display through Sunday, February 15, 2015)
Pictured: This Music We Call Jazz / 20x32 / Mixed media collage / 2014
Mansa K. Mussa documents and explores the trove of human and cultural treasures he encounters through the medium of photography, using his images to illustrate his collage and shadow box work. Early black and white dance imagery captures and suspends moments of performance in dramatic and rapturous displays of composition, depth, form and texture, while his collages and iPadology photos are kaleidoscopic explosions of color, layer and texture designed to appeal to and stimulate all five human senses. These creative impulses are translated into a series of tableaus with the power to alter time, release light and energy, suspend motion and redefine space.
The Herb and Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC brings contemporary art to the community providing artists with opportunities to reach new audiences. The artwork on display is for sale. Partial proceeds benefit SOPAC. To purchase artwork on display at The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, please contact the Gallery Coordinator at (973) 382-1032 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The South Orange Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.