Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is pleased to present three solo shows running concurrently: Matthew Mullins large scale watercolors of spaces that are associated with human endeavor and curiosity, Mary Shaffer’s glass sculpture capturing the essence of light, and Tony Soulie’s mixed media photographs of American cities. The shows open on Friday, May 25, 2012 and continue through June 22, 2012. The opening reception is on Friday, May 25 at the gallery, 435 South Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station, from 5:00-7:00 pm to coincide with the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk. The artists will be in attendance.
ABOUT – MATTHEW TROY MULLINS
From Mullins’ statement about this body of work, he says, “Most of the paintings in this show are about artifacts; and our personal and societal urges to keep them and create them. They are about creating and saving artifacts for the possibility of connecting with another person when we are no longer here. The subjects of these paintings are objects that we view as touchstones of certain eras. They are objects that carry the residue of a certain time and place because they are the products of it. These objects, from a variety of times and places, trace human history and reflect human endeavor and ingenuity. They are objects that reflect people’s needs and desires and even reflect how their creators’ envisioned a better world. The subjects in this show generally fall into two loose categories: artifacts (museum basements, storage facilities, greenhouses, collections) and artifact makers (book stitching machines, typewriters).”
“The teleharmonium provided an instrument which allowed people to simultaneously experience a composer’s artistic vision over great distances. It brought people together in a shared experience and, in a way, eliminated the distance between them. I see the paintings in this show, and all of the other paintings I make, as my instruments to do the same. “