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Pace Publishing

Kylie Manning

Cover of Kylie Manning

Text by Ted Barrow
Design by Mike Deyer (Remake Design)
96 pages
10 x 12 in.


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Kylie Manning—whose work can be found in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland, the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, the X Museum in Beijing, and the Yuz Museum in Shanghai—is known for her lyrical, atmospheric paintings.

The tangled bodies in her theatrical, stage-like compositions take center stage in her first monograph, published on the occasion of Sea Change, her first-ever solo presentation in Hong Kong.

Showcasing recent paintings alongside the five large-scale canvases and related drawings on view in Sea Change, this volume makes extensive use of details to allow the reader to inhabit Manning’s vibrant, mercurial world. Also highlighted is her major collaboration with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon for the New York City Ballet in 2023, for which Manning designed the backdrops and costumes, and whose rehearsals are represented in a group of dynamic sketches. A text by art historian and writer Ted Barrow explores Manning’s practice in relation to the influence and techniques of the 19th-century history paintings of Winslow Homer and Gustave Courbet and the Old Masters like Johannes Vermeer.

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Space is both vast and intimate in Manning’s oeuvre. Figures huddle together while gestures bound outward.

Ted Barrow, art historian and writer

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Few painters today would confidently fuse together the hot pinks and emerald greens that she does, masterfully combining the newest, radioactive-looking pigments with the most traditional and organic.

Ted Barrow, art historian and writer

  • Pace Publishing — Kylie Manning, May 30, 2024