Pitzer College Art Galleries exist to provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions for diverse audiences, students, and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national, and international context.
Grant funding will support a publication that will accompany the solo exhibition of Elana Mann, entitled Elana Mann. Mann will create a series of sculptural musical instruments that will engage the sonic and socio-political properties of the gallery and surrounding area. The exhibit will reference the Renaissance scholar who invented the megaphone, as well as contemporary protest movements. The sculptural instruments will synthesize casts of the human figure with acoustic properties, symbolizing how sounds travel through the human body and affect politics in the world. The exhibition will be presented at the Pitzer College Art Galleries from September through December 2018.