W Magazine – April 2013 Issue
“The New Guard: The Next Generation of Talented Go-getters”
Just 29, the Los Angeles-based artist was featured in the Hammer Museum’s 2012 “Made in L.A.” exhibition and was one of the standouts at the New Art Dealers Alliance fair during Art Basel Miami Beach in December. Manley, who works in painting, sculpture, performance, and video, concocts dense landscapes of obscured letters, words, and images. His stop-motion videos are composed of thousands of photographs he shoots in the studio and act as a kind of frame for viewing his paintings — which (like the one above) are really two-sided: one side canvas, the other glass.