These multi-media works on polyester film were created in response to the recent tsunami in Japan. The imagery was created by using a mash up of Japanese flood photojournalism juxtaposed with renaissance masterpieces and 18th century etchings of whaling- one of the first super fuels. My work tends to reflect on the consumptive demands of a contemporary utopia and the repetition of human behavior throughout history. I am interested in the paradox of the demands of unlimited growth faced with finite resources.
Manju Shandler is a visual artist and theatre designer. Shandler’s visual art is a personal meditation on current events; her work combines social commentary with myth and humor. She developed much of her language creating Gesture, a nearly 3,000 piece painting installation that is a memorial to 9/11.
Shandler has shown in Amsterdam, Tel Aviv and extensively in the US. This summer her work will be featured in a solo show at the Hammond Museum in North Salem NY.
For 20 years Shandler has been working in the theatre- primarily creating puppets and masks. Current projects include production design of Cinderella and the Prince Who Slays the Magic Dragon, which returned for its 3rd performance cycle at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall March 2012.
Manju Shandler received a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College in 1995. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and 2 daughters.
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