Rob Mango: RHAPSODYMarch 20 – April 28, 2018
The Edith Langley Barrett Art Gallery at Utica College is pleased to present the exhibition Rob Mango: RHAPSODY.
Inspired by life in New York City, artist Rob Mango explores the relationships between dissimilar elements as a way to discover meaning. The artist perceives the world as a depository of references, with symbolism derived from cultural objects and the natural environment. These autobiographical works bring together painting and sculpture, offering a dimensional presentation of Mango’s conceptual compositions, which he visualized during his nightly runs through Manhattan. RHAPSODY includes vestiges of reality, carefully rendered architecture and natural settings, all of which are transformed into allegory, leading the viewer to an alternate reality.
Rob Mango received a BFA and MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. His work is in numerous private collections and he exhibited work at Duane St. Gallery, New York; Neo Persona Gallery, New York; Dillon Gallery, New York; Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago; N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Gallery Chastain, Taos, New Mexico; Galerie L’Orangeraie, St.Paul De Vence, France; RADOST Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
All exhibitions and programs are held in the Gannett Library Concourse and are free and open to the public.
This exhibition was organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates.
The Edith Langley Barrett Art Gallery programs are made possible with support from the Utica College, School of Arts and Sciences and private contributions.
Opening EventsGallery Talk and Artist Reception
Thursday, March 22
4 – 6 p.m.
Join us for a conversation with artist Rob Mango. Introduction by Director Megan C. Austin.