Cat Manolis’ recent painting series can be seen as fuzzy and frequently interrupted newscasts. Visual “bites” in over-saturated colors are painted together on hand-drafted and/or hand-sequined backgrounds. Ideas, opinions and disparate visual images are sorted and then mashed together. The environmental crisis, political unrest and questions about the future frequently surface on these canvases without the bindings of political correctness. The subjects inhabiting the paintings are treated with irony, sarcasm and great love.