Wednesday, January 19, 2011


My show schedule is has been great so far in 2011. Upcoming shows include a solo show in Cincinnati, Ohio at MOTR Pub and taking part in a group show at OHNO!DOOM in Chicago Illinois on Saturday, February 5, 6pm-10pm. Show closes Feb. 26. I am very excited as this will mark the first time that I am showing in Chicago. Listed below is the promotion for my show at MOTR along with the press release. 2011 is going to be a great year.

Exit Wounds & Scars:
The Work of Anthony “Tank” Mansfield

1345 Main St., Cincinnati, OH
January 28-February 20, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, January 28, 7-10PM

Cincinnati, OH - After spending 2010 taking part in major shows including The SOS
Show (Cincinnati Art Academy), Stay Tooned (The Southgate House), and Secret
Artworks 2010 (The Westin Hotel), Anthony “Tank” Mansfield is ready to get back
to his roots. The former Columbus, OH resident was part of the emerging Pop
Surrealism scene in the mid 2000s, showing in bars and tattoo shops throughout
the Short North Arts District. On January 28, he will open his first solo exhibition
in 3 years at MOTR Pub, the Over-the-Rhine restaurant and bar that is quickly
establishing itself as one of Cincinnati’s hubs for talented musicians and artists.

“I really love the vibe and atmosphere of MOTR,” Mansfield says. “The owners are
trying to bring something special to Cincinnati, a place were quality work can be
seen and heard, and so far they are achieving that goal tenfold. Places like this are
always my favorite to show because of the diverse crowd they draw.”

Mansfield’s work focuses on a combination of technology and human emotion. Each
of his retro ’50s sci-fi inspired robots contains an object that represents its soul
and purpose. While the exteriors of the robots appear the same, the same way the
mass majority of humans are in our culture, each has its own story, just like each
one of us. “We Live With Our Decisions” depicts a robot with a tree limb growing
out of its chest, which is home to a cardinal that must decide if she should stay with
her eggs or leave as an early winter rolls in. “2 Inches” examines pregnancy and
the connection of mother and child. “Broken Home” shows that not all memories of
home are viewed through a rose colored lens. Each piece is drawn on archival paper
with graphite pencils and framed.

Artist Bio

Anthony “Tank” Mansfield – Tankofalltrades is not just a clever name for an email
address and website, but also an accurate description of this modern Renaissance
man. Mansfield graduated from Ohio University in 2003 with a BFA in Fine Arts
Painting. His exhibition record includes shows at Rivet Gallery (Columbus, OH),
Rogue Buddha Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), Synthetica Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), The
Fitton Center (Hamilton, OH) and Cincinnati Academy of Art. In 2008 he graduated

from The Ohio State University with a license in K-12 Art Education and now works
as a visual arts instructor at Options Academy-The Arts in Hamilton, Ohio. He also
works as a play-by-play announcer for the Cincinnati Rollergirls and has traveled
the United States calling roller derby games since 2006. He also writes for the
roller derby website His free time is spent with
his girlfriend, watching movies, playing Xbox 360, and caring for his son/Boston
Terrier, Doyle Von Frankenstein.

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