Mark Mullin | I'll climb in your eyes
WHEN: On now until December 14, 2019
WHERE: Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary
With the work of Mark Mullin, there is always more than meets the eye. This exhibition, by focussing on his recent non-representational paintings on paper and on canvas, engages not as much with an aesthetic assessment or appreciation of Mullin’s work as with how it functions. Over the past 15 years or more, Mullin’s painting has steadily developed both aesthetically and intellectually.
His work is mature in design, in its handling of the medium, its manipulation of the materials. As viewers, we are engaged immediately. Drawn into the works and held there. We look at the paintings with the feeling that we almost know what we are looking at – a visual corollary for searching for a word that is “on the tip of your tongue”.
It is a goal, perhaps a strategy, that for Mullin is deliberate: