Joanna Manousis: Iris Obscura

Thu – Sat, 12 – 4pm

Preview 26 April, 6 – 8pm

Abject Gallery

'Iris Obscura' showcases two decades of studio practice and three years of academic research by Sunderland-based artist Joanna Manousis.

The exhibition features a wall installation of over 400 glass prisms with multi-faceted mirrored interiors, alongside over 100 cast glass mirror samples and a series of sculptures exploring narratives associated with reflection within historical and contemporary society.

Joanna Manousis is a British-American artist renowned for her monumental and intimate-scale sculptures in glass, mirror, and mixed media. With an international exhibition record and works held in major public collections across the USA and Europe. Manousis’ art invites viewers to explore themes of materialism, memory, domesticity, and vanity. She is currently a PhD researcher at the National Glass Centre, focusing on the innovative use of three-dimensional cast glass mirrors.

27 Fawcett Street Sunniside Sunderland SR1 1RE

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2—24 May 2024


  • Thu 12 – 4pm
  • Fri 12 – 4pm
  • Sat 12 – 4pm
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