Emily Manko Now, Then, When
at The Christiana Motel: April 12th, 2016 through Autumn 2017
Emily's work is an ongoing playful investigation and imaginative look at process from idea to product. Fascinated by the steps of development, from goal to achievement, and by the chapters of ones life and the many ways they can be interpreted, she explores changes in process over time. Through her own symbolic language - with a slight pop influence - she translates her interpretations of process using clay representations of paper, scrolls, hexagons, rockets: expanding this vocabulary when needed. Using a blend of hand-building and slip casting from made and collected molds, she works in layers and multiples, abstracting them both in 2d and 3d. She strives to ultimately create work that is accessible but also encourages a closer look and further interpretation.