Helene Manzo – Singular Obsessions

Singular Obsessions: Paintings and Monotypes
October 29 – November 23, 2013

In her solo show, Singular Obsessions, Helene Manzo visits and revisits subjects and themes that have long recurred in her paintings and prints.  She continues to be inspired by the energy of the movement of water and the profusion of plant life. Manzo transforms those observations into evocative works that that contain dialogues between clarity and mystery, order and chaos.

Helene Manzo is a founder and member of the artist co-operative Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, New York.  She is also a member of the Monotype Guild of New England and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut.  Her work has been accepted into many juried shows including the MGNE 3rd National Exhibition of Monotypes and Monoprints at the Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College juried by Mark Pascal, curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, and was awarded a juror’s prize.  Manzo was accepted into the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial 2011 held at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, Massachusetts.  Jim Dine was the juror for the Biennial and awarded a juror’s prize to Manzo for her Monotype “Monarda.”

Helene Manzo has had one-person shows at Blue Mountain Gallery since 1980.