Josh Mannis' detailed ink on paper drawings explore the intricacies that develop between bodies in close spaces. Each scene conveys a sense of allegory that is neither symbolic of the artist's personal experience nor representative of moral conventions. Mannis' characters situated within a certain crammed proximity share a vacant gaze that at once addresses the viewer while staring straight through them. Mannis has had solo exhibitions at Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, 40000, Chicago and Small A Projects, Portland. Mannis was included in group shows at the Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois and Milwaukee International, Milwaukee, the Tate Modern, London, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh.
Courtesy of Retrospective Gallery