Here and There

Paintings by Matthew Mullins
Painting of folders painted by Matthew Mullins.
Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 to Friday, May 13, 2011
United States

Matthew Mullins’s large scale watercolor paintings feature private collections, archives and storage facilities, mostly associated with the natural sciences. Fascinated at the amount of material they house, Mullins envisions these spaces as giant curio cabinets housing the souvenirs of people and experiences we’ll never know. For Mullins, everything from the treasured artifacts housed in climate controlled basements to the everyday detritus left in storage lockers becomes a tangible representation of another person’s story, a link to another point in time, and an opportunity to connect to something outside of ourselves.

Matthew Mullins is a recent MFA graduate from UC Berkeley and, in 2010, was a fellow with UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center. The recipient of an Eisner Prize, Mullins has also been awarded the 2011 Visions from the New California Award and Artist Residency at the Kala Art Institute. His paintings have recently been published in New American Paintings.

For more information, visit the artist’s website.

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