The inaugural Mana Exposition "All the Best Artists Are My Friends (Part I)" opens Saturday, May 10 from 1 - 7 pm in the Mana Glass Gallery, a vast 50,000 square foot column-free exhibition space designed by architect Richard Meier. The exhibition is curated by Ray Smith and features works by:
Aboudia, Rita Ackermann, Lili Almog, Doug Argue, Jay Batlle, Z Behl, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Phong Bui, Andre Butzer, Saint Clair Cemin, Francesco Clemente, Sante D'Orazio, Jamie Diamond, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Rhys Gaetano, Michael Gitlin, Ron Gorchov, Alex Katz, Benjamin Keating, Will Kurtz, James English Leary, Eugene Lemay, Lluís Lleó, Emanuele Lo Cascio, Christopher H. Martin, Raul Mourão, Antonio Murado, Roy Nachum, John Newsom, Ran Ortner, Yigal Ozeri, G.T. Pellizzi, Javier Rodriguez Plácido, Nathlie Provosty, Matt Reilly (Japanther), Julian Schnabel, Shelter Serra, Ray Smith, Maxwell Snow, Swoon, Daniel Turner, Meyer Vaisman, Angel Vergara, Ai Weiwei, and Aaron Young.
Eugene Lemay, Artist and Founder of Mana Contemporary, conceived Mana Exposition as an innovative marketplace for contemporary art that is neither an art fair nor a pop-up gallery, but a curated group selling show. Mana Exposition gave an opportunity for artists to present their work in a relaxed and aesthetically pleasing environment, without white boxes or cubicles.