March 13, 2017
Stamps Lecturer Melanie Manos’s photographic work is featured as part of Art @ the Max - a new collaboration between Essay’d, the Wayne State University Collection, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
The exhibition runs through June, 2017. Visitors must have an event ticket to gain entrance to the exhibition. The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center is located at 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
The eight artists on display, including several former Kresge Artist Fellows, are all well-regarded names in Detroit’s expanding art community.
Visitors are likely to be grabbed and amused by Melanie Manos’ “Hanging On,” which perfectly embodies Panton’s search for art with presence.
In this huge color photograph, Manos - who uses herself in most of her work - seems to be hanging by her fingertips from an upside-down stairwell.
“Melanie uses her body as a commentary on social conditions,” Panton explained, “and there’s an element of the cinematic to her work. She’s a great fan of silent movies.”