Hillebrity | Amanda Manitach

 Amanda Manitach – Curator, Writer, Artist

IMG_3697Tell me about one thing you’re curating, one thing you’re writing, and about any art you’re currently working on.

Right now I’m working with Joey Veltkamp, Jen Graves, Susanna Bluhm and Susie Lee to host Seattle’s Women Conference at Hedreen Gallery on January 23rd. We’re going to discuss issues of gender in the arts, especially in the aftermath of the Elles exhibit at Seattle Art Museum.

I write a weekly column for City Arts that covers the openings and events I attend, so this week I’m covering the Blitz: New Mystics had an installation at SCCC that I really liked. Cairo’s Expo 91 has some really great pieces up right now: Carlos M. Ruiz’s Hitmonchan and JD Banke’s Fruit Bowl and Hannah Patterson’s WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHERE.

My first solo show in Seattle opens this week at Bryan Ohno Gallery. I never thought of myself as a painter, but I’ve been making a lot of pretty large (for me) watercolors for it. A lot of them of characters from Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye.

Amanda’s solo show opens this Thursday, January 16th at Bryan Ohno Gallery from 6-8pm.

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