567 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Jon Shannon Rogers
Exhibition Dates September 1 - 15, 2017
Artist Reception September 9 from 3 to 5pm
Hang Art is pleased to present Visual Planes an exhibition featuring all new works by Pablo Manga and Jon Shannon Rogers. Exploring the depths of color interaction and the energetic variations created from linear compositions, both artists are able to capture the infiniteness of space through their material.
For over a decade, Pablo Manga has used clear and colored semi-transparent adhesive tape as a painting medium, resulting in undulating fields of color and meditative visual spaces teeming with energy. In these spaces are reward sustained viewing with the emergence of shifting patterns and optical flicker based on the viewer’s awareness and perception in these processes. The viewer activates the work and the work activates the viewer.
In Visual Planes, Manga continues his exploration of an aerated and activated field by deconstructing his layering process into separate planes using his ongoing process of cross-hatched and destabilized grids. Inspired by the work of Gilles Deleuze in specific to his concepts of the imperceptible, the plateau and the rhizome, Manga’s work has no beginning or end, remaining suspended in a contemplative middle ground. Jon Shannon Rogers’ paintings and sculptures capture his viewers’ attention with the insinuation of shape and structure through the confluence of colorful lines. As viewers navigate his cleverly structured webs of vibrant color and rich texture, Rogers invites his audience to lose themselves within the visual maze and to consider each painting as a unique visual phenomenon.
Born in Mexico City, Manga received his Bachelors in Philosophy from UC Berkeley in 1998 and JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley in 2003. A former New York City public school teacher, art lawyer and Academy of Art instructor, Manga’s work has been shown at Galería de la Raza, Queens Nails Projects, and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco and the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Manga lives and works in Oakland, CA.
[Jon Shannon Rogers]
Born in Arkansas, Rogers earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 and his MFA from the New York Studio School in 2011. He has also studied at the International School of Painting, Drawing, & Sculpture in Umbria, Italy. His works have been included in a juried exhibition at the Masur Museum of Art Monroe, LA where he received honorable mention and most recently in a group exhibition at Gallery Also in Los Angeles, CA. He currently lives in Oakland, CA and works in Berkeley, CA.
Olivia Brown, Lexygius Sanchez Calip, Chris Coogan, Jennifer Damas, Peter Dimick, Ann Eby, Chris Ehlers, Bill Fultz, Pouke Halpern, Sung Eun Kim, Sasinun Kladpetch,Yoon Jeong Lee, Pablo Manga, Will Mantor, Liz Maxwell, Anthony May, Abigail McCallum, Melissa Mohammadi, Thomas Morphis, Debbie O' Brien, Catherine Palmer, Jon Shannon Rogers, Rachel Sager, Addie Shevlin, Ilya Shkipin, Anne Stryke, Katherine Valentine, DAVe Warnke, Ann West, Ellen Yetvin-Haven, Katherine B. Young