Mullins explores themes of consumerism and American identity in her newest series of paintings, titled Gold for the Price of Silver. Her monolithic and intensely detailed images incorporate traditional drawing and collage techniques to recreate contorted scenes from the works of nineteenth century French sculpture Antoine-Louis Barye. Equal parts eye candy and repulsion, the images question the ideal of the American lifestyle.
Sarah Knobel’s new body of work includes photography, video and animation, which all coalesce to examine the need or desire to find purpose in our daily lives. Between self-help books, prescriptive meditation, and obsessively repetitive habits, oftentimes, the rituals and procedures that are provided by our rhizome culture dislodge us from intuition. In this work, Knobel continues her exploration of the idea of individuality, cultural assumptions, and ways we connect and relate to the world under fabricated structures.
This exhibition will run from March 17 – April 14, 2012, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 17, 2012, 7 – 9 pm. Please join us for an artist talk with Jenny Mullins and Sarah Knobel on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 7:00 pm.