STARGATES: 11 By L. Mylott Manning



Blend Studio

79 Arcade

Nashville, TN 37219


Ben C. Vitualla




January 6, 2018 – January 31, 2018

Opening Reception:

First Saturday Gallery Crawl: January 6, 2018; 6-9pm

Mylott Manning will have her STARGATES: 11 series exhibit at Blend Studio during the art crawl Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 6 to 9 PM. The artist will be available on the opening night of the First Saturday Art Crawl.

Artist Statement:

My Stargate series is a guiding tool for metaphysical awakening and a modality for healing. With parallels to how traditional mandalas are made, each Stargate is set with an intention, has a center point that expands outward, and is within a framework, suggesting the parameters of the physical world we live in. They are numbered to mark a moment in time.

I practice advanced Reiki and transmit my artwork with healing energy. Crushed quartz crystals are included in the under-painting and each piece is created through a meditative process of layering paint and fabric. The materials transcend into a viewing experience and function as an energy vortex. By developing these works on a metaphysical level I am able to offer that expansion of awareness to the audience.

Each Stargate can be activated further when the viewer sets their individual intentions for the work and meditates with it. Energy follows thought and these works carry a consciousness. It is my goal to provide the viewers of my artwork the opportunity to ring like a bell of awareness, self-empowerment, and clarity.


When I exhibit my artwork I abbreviate my name to L. Mylott Manning to free it from gender associations.

Mylott Manning studied at Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, 2001, Sculpture, and holds an MFA, 2009, Interdisciplinary Arts, from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Manning has also studied at Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France. Selected exhibitions include: Columbia University, Center for Theoretical Physics, New York, NY; A View From The Cloud, United Nations Center, curated by Nina Colosi, New York, NY; The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York, NY; A:Live/A:Love, curated by Malcolm Harris, The Muse Creative, New York, NY; Push It, ArtNow NY, New York, NY; Fibers & Threads, Carlton Hotel, located in the Caravan Stylist Studio, New York, NY; Art Inside, curated by Gigi Kracht, Baur au Lac, Zurich, CH; Group Suit: A Day in the Park, presented by New York City Parks & Recreation, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY; 700 Spools of Thread (Keep it Together) chashama, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York, NY; Collective Spinning, as part of Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Schoolhouse, presented at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT. Artist residencies include the Arquetopia Foundation, Puebla, Mexico, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada and the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. Manning is a contributing artist to the World Council of the People for the United Nations journal Centerpoint Now.Manning has also been the keynote speaker at the New York Art Teachers annual conference.

The Associated Press, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Columbia Spectator, Brooklyn Rail and Time Out New York have reviewed Manning’s work.


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