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In "Special Housing Unit", Manganni has used cast acrylic
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Marcus Manganni
Special Housing Unit

2018

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This piece is available for commission of a similar site specific sculpture at Buyer's choosing. Gallery and Artist will work with Buyer to create a similar piece to the one listed here. In "Special Housing Unit", Manganni has used cast acrylic and dichroic vinyl to create a sculpture that captures the direct sunlight and illuminates the sculpture in glowing pinks and greens. When viewed towards the inside through the transparent acrylic, the piece creates its own world of sharp edges and reflections. This sculpture uses light to enhance and change the piece throughout the day. The posted photos show how the piece can change throughout the season and time of day. The first few images were taken in the summer shortly after mid day. The photos towards the end show the piece during the Fall about an hour before sunset. Marcus is also available for a site-specific commission in the style of "Special Housing Unit" Statement from the artist about "Special Housing Unit": "Whether it be socially, economically, physically, or mentally we have all felt imprisoned in some way, shape, or form. Special Housing Unit (SHU) is an examination of this imprisonment and is based on a vision I had during my time in solitary confinement. With no connection to natural light, I envisioned an internal light source that was boundless and in direct communication with the sun. I designed the piece from the inside out. Special Housing Unit’s internal star image determined its outer physical shape allowing the SHU’s internal and external environments to exist on the same plane. With the use of direct sunlight it then surpasses this plane with color, reflection, and refraction."

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  • Artist
    Marcus Manganni (American)
  • Creation Year
    2018
  • Dimensions
    H 96 in. x W 48 in. x D 60 in.H 243.84 cm x W 121.92 cm x D 152.4 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Nashville, TN
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