From the DS Archives: John Mann

This Sunday from the DS Archives, reacquaint yourself with Florida based artist, John Mann.  Two of Mann’s exhibitions, both up through January are:  Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art at the Katonah Museum of Art and Constructed Territory at Wright State University in Ohio.

This article was originally written by Allison Gibson on January 12, 2010.

Currently on view at PDX Contemporary Art in Portland, OR is a solo presentation of new work by John Mann. The exhibition, entitled Folded in Place, represents Mann’s recent eponymous series of photographs. The shallow depth of field images present curious constructions of maps made by the artist—maps which now take on different roles than those once dictated by their previous lives as simple geographical guides. These new constructions seem to trade function for form as they morph into miniature architectures. Mann’s work is also currently in the group show Geography at Rayko Gallery in San Francisco.

John Mann lives and works in Tallahassee, FL, where he teaches at Florida State University. He received his MFA in Photography from University of New Mexico. His work has recently been exhibited in Crossroads at Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA; Group Photography Exhibit at JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; NOW: Art of the 21st Century at Phillips de Pury, London, UK; Haunts at Privateer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and Hey Hot Shot at Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY.