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Exhibition May 5 – Jun 17 2023

Norberg Hall is pleased to highlight a new series of work up front w/ YVONNE MULLOCK. Bad Press is a return to Mullock’s exploration of using unorthodox materials to transform into the printed medium. Human in scale, compositions of the artist’s worn underwear, t-shirts and pantyhose are layered and arranged on the paper as worn in real life. Subtleties of fraying, tearing and pilling from the quiet performance of wearing and laundering items over time are examined in minute detail through their printed reproduction.


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This series title, a term used to refer to unfavourable reviews in the media and failure to produce the perfect print, has been borrowed by Mullock to gently mock her own short comings as she attempts to create self-portraits of her body in absence using blind embossing, screen and relief printing processes.

Yvonne Mullock is an artist and graduate from Glasgow School of Art, currently based in Mohkinstsis/Calgary, Alberta, Treaty 7 Territory and the Metis Nation Region 3, Canada. Employing textiles, sculpture, video, print and ceramics her practice reflects on the making process by amplifying the performative labour in hand-made production through installations and performances. By borrowing from craft practices and cross-disciplinary methodologies, she reimagines a world where functionality is pliable and materials are considered with renewed potential. While incorporating a wide range of researched references, Mullock’s work draws upon empirical knowledge within the making process and in doing so animates the traditions that surround the objects she creates to comedic and uncanny effect.

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Over two decades she has participated in artist-in-residence programmes within Scotland, England, Canada, and the United States and shown in group and solo exhibitions in Oregon, Calgary, Toronto, Fogo Island, Medicine Hat, Kentucky and Glasgow. Mullock has been awarded grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and in 2017 was the recipient of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts International Studio Curatorial Program residency in New York, USA. Her work is featured in both private and the public collections of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

Made with the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts The artist would like to thank: Emily Hayes, Steve Dixon, Sean Caulfield and Marilène Oliver and the faculty, technicians and students based at University of Alberta’s Printmaking Department.
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