NEWTON _ Haley Manchon, a recent B.F.A. graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art, will be showing a series of works at the Sussex County Community College Art Gallery.


Curated by Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, the exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 4 and will be on view through Nov. 9. An artist reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 from 6-8 pm. The event is free.


Since 2016, Manchon’s work has been concerned with the overwhelming influx of information available today through technology, and more specifically, the frustration associated with navigating this information to find truth within a mass of fiction and bias.


The heart of Manchon’s work lies in the use of labor-intensive media like colored pencil. It holds unique qualities of layering and precision that creates an intimate relationship with the work.


Exposed! reveals a variety of sketches, scans, and screen prints to shed light on Manchon’s budding process; a backlog of imagery that will continue to expand as she creates more work. She is excited to share this development of how the work is emerging with everyone at SCCC.


Manchon grew up in a small town outside of Philadelphia and received her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018. She now shares a studio and gallery space with Kelly Sullivan, a fine artist based in Lambertville. The two co-own a collaborative art web application called Paint.Team, and Haley acts as the lead designer.


Her work has recently exhibited at CLIP: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper in Lubbock, TX; the Offscreen Art Show at Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Raritan Valley Community College’s More Than A Feeling in Branchburg, NJ; the Strathmore Hall Foundation’s Annual Juried Exhibition Night in Bethesda, MD; and the Colored Pencil Society of America's 26thAnnual International Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois. Haley has just completed a body of work for a 3-person show at the Peninsula Gallery in Lewes, DE. She has been a resident artist at the Gilbertsville Expressive Movement (2019) and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art's Currents summer program (2017).