Helene Manzo’s work begins with nature observed. History, literature, intuition and emotion help me interpret the experience visually. Mark making, and color set the mood. The palette, while related to reality is not necessarily naturalistic. It often emphasizes the subtlety and power of a single hue. Gradually, the work evolves from an observed landscape to one of personal feeling, dreams and memory.
Founder and member of artist run co-operative Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, NY. Member of the Monotype Guild of New England; the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut, and Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY. Manzo’s work has been in juried shows, including MGNE’s 3rd National Exhibition of Monotypes and Monoprints at Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College. Manzo was awarded a Juror’s Prize, Jim Dine, Juror, at the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial, 2011, at the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.
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