Martin Mull & Jenene Nagy | Positions Art Fair, Berlin
MARTIN MULL, JENENE NAGY | POSITIONS ART FAIR, BERLIN
April 28 - April 31, 2018
Martin Mull is an actor, musician, and artist whose visual work is noted for its combination of Pop Art and collage. Mull was born in Chicago, IL and earned his BFA and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Art and Design in the 1960’s. Mull’s task, as he puts it, is to “examine an instant.” His work is characterized by situational imagery, alternately playful and menacing. His compositions can be read as frozen scenes in a longer story: incomplete, undefined, and never answered. With a dedication to the craft, Mull paints scenes from the collective subconscious, revealing cracks in the facade. Mull lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Public collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington.
Jenene Nagy is a visual artist living and working in the Inland Empire. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona in 1998 and her MFA from the University of Oregon in 2004. Nagy’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Portland Art Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Southern Exposure in San Francisco, Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, and Samuel Freeman in Los Angeles, among others. Her work has been recognized with grants and awards from the Foundation of Contemporary Art, the Oregon Arts Commission, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Ford Family Foundation.
Along with a rigorous studio practice, Nagy is one half of the curatorial team TILT Export: an independent art initiative with no fixed location, working in partnership with a variety of venues to produce exhibitions. From 2011-12 she was the first Curator-in-Residence for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon.