The artist Rebecca Manson invites viewers to “Come Closer and the View Gets Wider” with her installation in Tribeca Park in New York City.
“Come Closer and the View Gets Wider” is a monument to collective consciousness and an invitation for viewers to look, touch, feel, and perhaps shift perspectives. The sculpture is composed of thousands of bone-like ceramic pieces, each hand-made and uniquely glazed. From a distance, the large textured globe evokes unity and delicacy. Up close, the sculpture mimics the sensation of peeking through a hole in a wall and catching a glimpse of an intimate moment.
REBECCA MANSON’s work stretches the limits of ceramics, challenging preconceived notions regarding fragility. “My work uses ceramics as a metaphor for the individual and societal body,” says Manson. “This sculpture was informed by the process of working with clay, a nature that wants to collapse. For me, ceramics is tied to personal resilience and rebuilding in the face of adversity.”
Rebecca Manson graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She received a Windgate Project Grant in 2016 and a Windgate Fellowship Award in 2011 from The Windgate Foundation and the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC. She served as artist-in-residence at Zentrum Fur Keramik (Berlin, Germany) and California State University (Long Beach, CA). Manson has exhibited at galleries and institutions including Hard and Soft at ACME Gallery, Line Describing a Cone at the Katonah Museum of Art and Fun House at 520 W. 28th by Zaha Hadid Architects. Her first exhibition of public art, “Come Closer and the View Gets Wider” is currently on display in Tribeca Park in New York City. Manson lives and works in Brooklyn.
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