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January 7, 2009
Beginning with an opening reception on January 8th, the Mixed Greens Gallery will be hosting a solo art exhibition, "Follow the Nosebleeds," a selection of work from the artist Mark Mulroney. The show marks a homecoming of sorts for the artist, a UC Santa Barbara-educated MFA recipient who mounted his first solo show at the space in 2004 before going on to participate in solo and group shows at galleries around the United States.

The show, which will be running through February 7th, consist of collage, drawing, painting, sound, and sculpture works "as varied as large-scale ink drawings of religious figures, Rembrandt etchings, cowboys and nude women; paintings with familiar compositions inspired by a Kodak manual on how to take a good picture; books and pamphlets containing sketches and musings; and even Dolly Parton, ready to tell their fortunes."

The gallery, located at 531 West 26th Street in New York City, currently represents some two-dozen emerging and established artists. To facilitate the show, Mulroney re-imagines" the gallery as "a more intimate, studio-like space [divided] with constructions, furniture, and partitions all made of cardboard." That last bit, the cardboard construction, is a nod to Mulroney's past and "the haunted houses he built with his brothers as a child." Also factoring into Mulroney's viewpoint, from which "mixed media and diverse content inspire active participation by the viewer," are Mulroney's "formative experiences as an alter boy, his love of Polaroid pictures, and his grandmother's wish to attend as many Padres' games as possible." The premise of the venue's reconstruction, according to Mulroney, is to "expose the viewer to a fascinating, interconnected universe of religious and scatological thought."

The opening reception for "Follow the Nosebleeds" will be held from 6-8pm on January 8th, when the gallery returns to operation after a holiday season closure.

SEE ALSO: www.markmulroney.com
SEE ALSO: www.mixedgreens.com

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