Richard Mueller: The Material of Thought
An examination of Mueller's work over the past 12 years. The selection covered some of his most engaging and challenging works, dating from the time he shifted focus from largely abstract painting to the compelling and poetic imagery of fire and light and the materials of industrial steel and glass that continue to occupy him today. His recent works employ layered images of car crashes, close-up faces of boxers in the moment of a knockout punch, and ambiguous representation of emotional states, that continue the metaphor of collision between the rational and irrational that is present throughout Mueller's work. In their process of manufacture and repetitive deployment of emotive imagery, the make manifest that metaphorical flame of intuition as it is worked on by reason, becoming, as the artist puts it,"the material of thought".
- Publication Credits
- Exhibition Title
- Richard Mueller
- Susan Gibson Garvey, Richard Keshen
- Nova Scotia, Abstract, Mixed Media
- Richard Mueller: The Material of Thought, 9 March - 23 April 2001