Peter Manion, I Am A Joke, 2022, plaster dye and ink on felt, 74 x 74 inches. Image by Maggie Sava.
“Manion’s use of plaster on felt creates cracks all along the image of the vase, making it appear as though it comes from antiquity. The work plays upon the tradition of displaying historic pottery as artifacts in museums, where they are removed from their context as functional items and made into aesthetic art objects. Manion takes it one step further, ridding the vase of functional abilities altogether by making it a depiction rather than the “real” thing.”
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