May 19, 2022
Mon-Fri, 12-5:30pm; Sat, 1-3pm (as announced)
1520 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
MAC Galleries are free and open to the public.
Gallery: Melanie Johnson & Kim Taggart
Thursday, May 19, 2022
"Unheimlich" drawings by Melanie Johnson and "Extreme Graphite" drawings by Kim Taggart are in the MAC galleries. Johnson's drawings recall the sensory and emotional connections inherent in her bonds with animals and the natural landscape. The layering of Johnson's marks and images let the drawings serve as physical artifacts of their own manifestation. Taggart's drawing style emerged as an emotional saturation of tones. The black & white landscapes and skies challenge the viewer to interpret a sunrise or storm without the element of color. Although much can be said without color, Taggart's newest work incorporates colored graphite and pastels.