Now, Then, When, Emily Manko
at The Christiana Motel 4/2016 – ongoing
Emily Manko's work is a playful investigation and imaginative look at process: from idea to product. Fascinated by stages of development, by moving from goal to achievement, and by the chapters of one's life and the many ways these can be interpreted, she explores changes in process over time. Through her own symbolic language, with a 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 create work that is accessible but that also encourages a closer look and further interpretation.