The IMA is pleased to present Brisbane-based artist and musician Ross Manning’s first-ever survey exhibition, Dissonant Rhythms. Best known for his use of everyday materials, Manning’s major exhibition features sculptures that repurpose ceiling fans, fluorescent tubes, and overhead projectors, creating exquisite interplays of light and sound.
In a major new commission supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the artist has constructed a large-scale self-playing instrument that resembles a wave form, along with a custom-designed performance space for the artist and his collaborators. In what is a transformative opportunity for a local artist, the four-gallery exhibition will be complemented by the publication of his first monograph, accompanied by a vinyl LP.
The exhibition is curated by IMA’s Directors, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, and Senior Manager, Madeleine King. The publication, Dissonant Rhythms, is edited by Madeleine King, and features contributions by Ellie Buttrose, Caleb Kelly, and Danni Zuvela.
The Ross Manning: Dissonant Rhythms exhibition, publication, LP, and tour is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, and IMA’s Commissioners Circle. He is represented by Milani Gallery.
Recent exhibitions by Ross Manning include Why Not Ask Again?, 11th Shanghai Biennale, China; Set in Motion, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; Ross Manning, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia; (all 2016); Light Play, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia; GOMA Q, Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Interplay, The National Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea.