From press release
Rockford artist Jennifer Mullin looks through magazines and is inspired by the home furnishings she sees. The found images become elements in her delicate and comfortable interiors she creates in her small-scale works opening Friday, Feb. 4, in the Kortman Gallery.
The exhibition, titled “In My Place,” features mixed-media new works by Mullin created with collage and pencil drawings resulting in colorful and seductive images of interior spaces.
“I love flipping through those glossy magazine pages in search of eye-catching colors and patterns,” said Mullin. “The creation of comfortable space has developed as an underlying thread in all of my work. Within the confines of each piece, I aim to create a beautiful place that I would enjoy spending time in.”
Kortman Gallery Director Doc Slafkosky said the small pieces are perfect for this time of the year.
“Her charming and warm images are a cozy contrast to the cold, harsh winter weather,” Slafkosky said. “And these sweet and endearing art works are available just in time for Valentine’s Day.”
Mullin is a 1998 graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Madison and teaches art at Rockford Boylan Catholic High School.
The opening reception for Jennifer Mullin’s “In My Place” will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, in the Kortman Gallery, upstairs at J.R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St., downtown Rockford. For more information call (815) 968-0123 or visit jrkortman.com.