The current exhibit at Mixed Greens is “Follow the Nosebleeds” from Mark Mulroney. The artist has commandeered the space for investigations into the foibles of his adolescence.
The primitive styles set forth in these works evoke the sensations that children may experience in trying to work out who they are and why they are here. Mulroney draws from personal experience and traditional American life including nude women, religious figures, cowboys and even Dolly Parton. The prices of the pieces range the spectrum. At only fifty dollars each, it should be tempting to procure one of the wrapped cardboard “Boxes” (above) for your collection.
The exhibit is an impressive multimedia effort from paintings exhibiting basic techniques to poorly composed, intentionally overworked drawings. Mulroney showcases his ability to know when to stop and when he shouldn’t.
The phallic sculpture “Ball Run” (below) will set you back $8,000. A very reasonable price for an interactive piece of art. Alternatively, the piece is free to the first person to send Mark Mulroney naked pictures of all the living women in their family. This offer may spark some awkward generational discussions.
Follow the Nosebleeds
8 January – 7 February 2009
when i went to mark mulroney’s website, and i looked under the intriguing category of “things that rhyme with elastic,” i was absolutely captivated and it’s like i will never forget some of the things that rhyme with elastic, like the baby face taped with orange peel. like a dream i have had over and over and i will never know what it means.