The Work of the Week for April 16 - 23, 2018 is The Weight of Things by Mark Mullin.
We thought this an appropriate choice for this week as (finally) the snow is melting and the first colours of spring are emerging.
The artist describes this work:
My recent works attempts to offer a multiplicity of references that straddle notions of what constitute the abstract and the representational. Though calculated in their placement and execution, the arrangement of reoccurring forms make little literal sense yet possess enough fleeting familiarity to engage the viewer in a game of deduction. Somewhere a narrative lurks. Yet whatever gains are made by reading into possible allusions a summation of either original intent of final result is to rest quizzically out of reach.
Mark is a Calgary-based artist and an instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD). His work has been exhibited in a variety of galleries in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia.