May 20th 2011

Mark Mulroney

@ ebersmoore

213 N Morgan St, 3C, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, May 20th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, June 25th

Mark Mulroney utilizes ideas and imagery from comics and popular culture, along with the conventions of illustration to formulate, satirical motifs littered with absurdity and underlying themes such as, “dying violently stinks” and “giant boobs are super.”

One group of paintings on panel are all about scrapbook pages and making pleasant compositions from leftovers. Trademarked with Mark’s use of overt imagery, they are reminiscent of Jean Arp, but with more of a narrative quality. Alongside the scrapbook paintings are a series that emulate pamphlets and other methods of disposable advertising for events that Mark wishes would have actually happened; like a photo-op with Sammy Davis Junior’s Severed Head, and a birthday party where Mickey Mantle attends and lets you tug on his arms.

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