Robin Mullery’s Topography series explores the arrangement of both natural and artificial landscapes, its irregularly cracked and troweled surfaces in earth-palette hues suggesting plains, plateaus, and fissures. Her approximately ten large square mixed-media works on canvas are made from mortar, wire, mesh, paper and roofer’s cement applied to stretched canvas. The pieces expose the framework-- basin and range, or latitude and longitude-- beneath, and underlying 'reality.' Mullery’s plots of terrain are also beautiful metaphors of cracked and crumbling earth in potential movement-- a theme of obvious resonance for Bay Area residents.
She also expresses a connection between a landscape and the emotional state of its inhabitants. Working from her background as a therapist, she probes what it means to be human: to feel fragile and strong, complete and incomplete, damaged and healed. She represents the psyche in tactile, layered textures, inviting a multi-sensory view that feels both deeply familiar and new.
Fault Lines of Feeling
Topography of Temperament
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