d berman gallery is proud to celebrate its ninth anniversary
this month. Come visit us.
Leslie Mutchler and Naomi Schlinke
26 February - 11 April 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, 26 February from 6-8
Gallery Talk: 21 March at 1 pm
our Artists Page
Read the review of Lance Letscher's d berman show
in December's Art in America
Art For All Occasions
Lance Letscher's new monograph,
published by the University of Texas Press
Lance Letscher Collage please click to be
added to the order list.
A book signing will take place during the evening
of Friday 24 April.
our ninth anniversary, d berman gallery is pleased to
present new work
by two Texas women artists exploring the intersection
Leslie Mutchler investigates
consumer desire and organization through digital drawing
and collage. Using catalogue imagery, she creates
a “hybrid-form of organization that speaks about
the many tastes and design influences surrounding
our consumer culture.” The repetition, warping,
and stretching of these ready-made forms into landscapes
and architecture creates the joining of contrasts.
“I am designing hybrid storage systems –
modular pieces that grow in response to collection,
yet strive to minimize such expansion. This dichotomy
is significant in my work: an ever-growing accumulation
versus a sincere want for containment and minimization
of such.” Ms. Mutchler is an assistant professor
in the University of Texas’s studio art department.
She earned her BFA in printmaking at Kent State University,
and MFA in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art,
use of ink on clay board explores the sensuous and
contemplative qualities of the media. “My work
celebrates the flux of living form and the patterns
that underpin reality … Momentary and unique
in the way that process-based art can be, these are
images of ‘formation in progress’, equally
legible at the micro or macro levels…. Some
aspects of an image can be found in a flash; others
reveal themselves slowly and methodically.”
Each painting is a result of both the intentional
and unanticipated allowing endless imaginative possibilities.
Previously a modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher
in San Francisco with a BA and MA in dance from University
of Wisconsin, Ms. Schlinke now lives and works in
Austin as a professional artist.