Robert Mango: Recent Work

8 August - 31 December 2021
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Beyond the artist’s heroic journey, art itself is the mystery that is celebrated in Mango’s work. We see this reverence in his summoning the history of art, in images of classical sculpture and other works, and in his freewheeling melding of genres – abstraction, realism, symbolism, and surrealism. Like the artist, the paintings are mutable and enigmatic, best apprehended as they were made – directly and intuitively. And it is as art these works persist, free of interpretation, as painterly evocations of the psyche imagining itself before our eyes.

-- John Mendelsohn

 

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ROBERT MANGO | SOLO EXHIBITION | 

An Immersive Digital Experience and Virtual Gallery Exhibition

Woodstock, NY - Cross Contemporary Partners is very pleased to present ROBERT MANGO | SOLO EXHIBITION, a digital exhibit of recent work by New York City painter-sculptor Robert Mango. The exhibition is presented online in a virtual gallery space that can be accessed at https://bit.ly/mangosolo. This is Mango’s second virtual solo show with the gallery and runs through December 31, 2021. Robert Mango is a highly inventive painter whose surreal vision of the human form deconstructs, then reconstructs the body in space. The artist’s resulting narratives, which are exceedingly non-linear, pose far more questions than answers. The enticement is the mystery, the puzzle pieces he presents that defy any apparent rhyme or reason, and even time and place, as the world becomes one fleeting passage through a collective consciousness that is never at rest. It’s automatic yet controlled – chaotic yet coincidental – and always captivating.

In Guillame Leblanc’s short film about the work of Robert Mango “Amiss in the Abyss”, the artist describes his work as bridging both the classical art historical tradition as well as the contemporary vitality of America’s art scene. Based in New York City, Mango is well-perched to look in all directions asthe artist presents the human spirit as a creative commentator pulling from the past, present and projecting into the future. There are no boundaries here, only the limitations of one’s imagination to conceive and present a mental state that relies as heavily on the unconscious as it does on the here and now.  In his freewheeling melding of genres - abstraction, realism, symbolism, and surrealism, Mango renews and renders the figure in emotion, light, color, and above all, passion.

Mango’s solo exhibitions include the Duane Street Gallery, Dillon Gallery, Elga Wimmer Projects and Neo Persona Gallery (New York City, NY), Galerie L’Orangeraie,(St. Paul De Vence, France), Radost Gallery,(Prague, Czech Republic), Macnider Museum (Mason City, IA), Utica College (Utica, NY), Mary G. Hardin Center for the Arts (Gadsden, AL), Spiva Art Center (Jopin, MO), N.A.M.E. Gallery, Walter Kelly Gallery,, Merchants and Manufacturers Club of America, School of the Institute and Art Expo Navy Pier (Chicago, IL), Thornton Community College, (South Holland, IL), Gallery Chastain,(Taos, NM) and the Krannert Art Museum University of Illinois, (Urbana, IL) and many others.