Eve Wood, Artillery: Martin Mull

Review: Martin Mull at Samuel Freeman

By Eve Wood
Artillery
November 8, 2013

Accurately representing the human experience in this day and age presents unusual complications--mainly because the business of being alive today is painful on a collective level. Martin Mull’s recent exhibition, ironically titled “State of The Union,” represents a luminously metaphoric investigation into the speci cally American human experience during the 1950s. Works like the strangely ominous “State of The Union,” represent a typical scene--a family gathered around their television, completely subsumed in the image before them, and disconnected from one another. Mull’s exhibition reads like a road map for the divinely disengaged, a warning of what was yet to come.