Bill Hall & Stephanie deManuelle

Bill Hall and Stephanie deManuelle come from different backgrounds, the former was reared in Louisiana and the latter since the 1980s has been living in New York.  But they’ve also been together for many years exchanging ideas and discussing the formal qualities and ideas of their styles. DeManuelle is inspired by forests, trees, woods and in general natural landscapes and Hall uses natural materials as well as industrial objects. Stephanie being more of a painter and Hall a sculptor. In form and color Hall’s sculpture Where There’s a Will There’s a Way, comprised of found metal objects and drift wood pieces, relates to deManuelle’s abstracted paintings series After the Flood. Their works can be described as organic abstractions in that they are not naturalistic representations but rather abstracted forms reminiscent of things that can be associated with organic life.