Manifest Exhibitions is thrilled to announce CLUB HELTER SKELTER, a solo exhibition by New Orleans-based artist Stephen Collier, This installation of video, painting, collage, and neon explores the psychology behind control, authority, and motivation. The video entitled, Under the Influence (Man’s Son), depicts a form taken from Charles Manson’s infamous 1969 mugshot. Gemstones recorded from the Home Shopping Network and rendered galaxy scenes are layered over the original image transforming it into the look of a kaleidoscope. The video is based from Rene Magritte’s A Son of Man. Other pieces featuring painted black-light posters and collage also refer to the power of free love mentality and the influence of psychedelics on the human mind.
Stephen Collier is currently living and working in New Orleans, LA. He co-runs Good Children Gallery, and artist-run space. Recently Stephen has been included in shows at Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Good Children Gallery (NOLA), and White Box (New York).