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Michael Mulhern Exhibitions

  • Mulhern and Slayton in Walpole

    MICHAEL MULHERN
    ERIC SLAYTON

    February 4 – March 11, 2017
    The Barn at 28 Main Street, Walpole, NH

    CYNTHIA-REEVES will be featuring large paintings from the estate of Michael Mulhern complemented by the sculptural works of Eric Slayton.

    Exhibition Catalog (pdf)

  • Michael Mulhern 9/11 Museum

    Michael Mulhern 9/11 Museum, paintingRENDERING THE UNTHINKABLE

    MICHAEL MULHERN

    9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York City

    Highly influenced by the New York Abstract Expressionist movement in the 1960’s, Michael Mulhern’s surfaces were heavily marked by pooling paint, drips and curves, paintings of tremendous vibrancy and depth and nuance. In the years immediately following September 11, Mulhern decamped to a temporary studio in Long Island City, where he began experimenting with paints from his Cedar Street studio – paints mixed and infused with the ash from the lost Trade Towers.

    Press Release (pdf), 9/11 Memorial & Museum (website)

  • Mulhern – Fedette MoCA

    MICHAEL MULHERN AND LORRIE FREDETTE

    December 12 – February 20, 2015
    1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA

    CYNTHIA-REEVES opens an exhibition of work by Michael Mulhern (1940-2012), a painter fully immersed in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, and the site-based installations of Lorrie Fredette. Michael Mulhern was intent on discovering the palette available in the spectrum of black to white, augmented by the special patina of aluminum paint. With this narrow portal into ‘color’ Mulhern created hundreds of canvases and works on paper, all of which to him read as inquiries into color painting. Lorrie Fredette creates site-specific investigations that examine beauty, harmony and comfort to comprehend the incomprehensible aspects of infection, epidemics and plague.

    Press Release (pdf), Exhibition Catalog (pdf)