“Squeaky Toy Variations” Photography Exhibit
October 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Open Gallery will show recent work by photographer Michael Mullen during the month of October. Mullen’s latest series is titled, “Squeaky Toy Variations” and is a series that Mullen says, like traditional still life painting and photography, is “rife with symbolism” through an artful arrangement of his vast collection of old but colorful plastic squeaky toys. He says this about the project: “ Since I am using a limited language exploring a limited number of themes, I’ve found it interesting to explore these issues by rearranging the language. So, this is not a single knock on the door, but a continued pounding. ‘Look! Pay attention! How many times do I have to say this?'” As always, Mullen’s work is unique and fun but provocative, giving viewers lots to talk about and many opportunities to reminisce.
The opening reception will be during the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, October 1, from 5-8 p.m. and will include live music by the First Friday Players who will as per their usual, provide us with rollicking good Irish music to enjoy. The exhibition is family-friendly and open to the public; however, guests will be asked to mask up.