Mobius Gallery is pleased to announce The Blind Spot, a solo exhibition of works by Bianca Mann. The exhibition is on display from May 4th through May 30th.
An opening reception will be held from 7 pm to 10 pm, on May 4th.
Bianca Mann’s first solo exhibition at Mobius continues the artist’s research into the layers that shape the individual’s identity. It is a theme that marked the beginning of Mann’s artistic career, and is one that is easy to trace from the previous series of her works, titled "Persona" and "Amorphos".
The Blind Spot is a journey that begins with a mask – a self-cast of the artist’s face in resin or in bronze, with eyes placidly shut towards the world and multiplied infinitely, like closed doors separating the external reality from the internal one. The unsettling result can evoke a complex reaction in the viewer, as the multitude of identities inhabiting Mann’s sculptures penetrates the inner self of each individual.
Torn apart by the array of roles imposed by society, by the domestic environment, or simply by inner tensions, the identity of man becomes a scene where different characters perform different acts while wearing the same mask. In Mann’s works, the artistic statement reads more as an invitation to peruse the multitude of possibilities in understanding human being as a “play in progress”. Each sculpture seems to comprise an ample collection of the same entity’s projections to a fascinating effect.
“If one begins to understand the human being as a theatrical spectacle, then one begins to realize that one mask leads to another mask, not to a genuine and unchanging essence of the self. Each one is many.” (Philosophy, Art, and the Specters of Jacques Derrida, by Gray Hochhar-Lindgren)