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Minnesota Original MNO McNulty Watch my Minnesota Original segment which aired on TPT Twin Cities.
arte show matera italy I exhibited two paintings in the Arte Internazionale Exhibition in Matera, Italy curated by Pino Nicolleti. Click here to read more about it and watch the news clip.
setai fifth avenue hotel nyc There are 206 of my archival pigment prints (30x30") throughout the corridors of the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
art takes times square My painting Stallion was displayed on a huge digital screen in Times Square and will be included in an upcoming hardcover book.
My painting Shiver was used in a national Blue M&Ms Ad which ran in many major magazines.
Midland Country Club (Michigan) commissioned 10 diptychs measuring 30x60" which are currently displayed in their suites.
   



 

For Walls
Recent work by Shawn McNulty and John Alspach

Opening reception with the artists: Sat, October 21st, 2006 7-11 pm
Show runs: October 18th – November 5th, 2006
Rosalux Gallery: 1011 Washington Ave So, Minneapolis
Gallery hours: Tues -Thurs, 12 - 8pm, Fri - Sun, 12 - 5pm

For Walls - urban landscape geometric abstracts city minneapolis

John Alspach and Shawn McNulty use the urban landscape as a touchstone in their respective processes.  McNulty's colorful, geometric abstracts are often viewed as aerial or elevation views of the city, while Alspach is literally using parts of the city in his found object works.  Both artists utilize thick textures in their work.  McNulty collages items such as newspaper, wood, and cardboard with thick acrylic gels in his background layers, as well as pumice, which leaves a rocky surface.  The composition is then finalized with a rich palette of acrylic and oil in the same vein as his Abstract Expressionist influences.  Alspach's textures are the result of urban evolution – peeling layers of past lives.  His works often emerge after application of common building materials such as drywall compound and concrete.  There is a common theme of breaking down and rebuilding in this show, something currently very reflective of the Twin Cities.  Together, Alspach and McNulty are deconstructing and recreating the city, and the result is something that is intended For Walls.

John Alspach has a photographic eye that sees art in everyday objects.  His ministrations can unmask an old sign, once waiting in the alley for the garbage truck, to reveal an elegant art piece.  His work illustrates urban decay and informs our unaccustomed eye to the unusual beauty around us always.  He has maintained the Shiny Robot Studio and Gallery for the last 11 years in Northeast Minneapolis, which has provided studio space to many artists of different disciplines.

Shawn McNulty has been described as painting in oils and acrylics with an unrivaled sense of color and shape. His abstract paintings illustrate how the effective use of simple symbiotic patterns can be just as gripping as traditional portraits.  McNulty describes his style as "exploring the relationship between man-made structures and the natural world; the idea of recognizable shapes and structures living within irrational thoughts and emotions."  He begins very spontaneously, and becomes more detailed as the composition shows itself. "I don't have a plan until well into the process.  The positive and negative space negotiate the canvas, and I mediate."  The vibrant color scheme is the most immediate aspect of his work, and often the focus of the viewer's interest.  McNulty has recently been published on the cover of The Southern Review, an internationally acclaimed LSU publication focusing on fiction, poetry, critical essays, and excerpts from novels in progress.  He also has an exclusive contract with A-R-T and Associates, a fine art publisher based out of Atlanta that will be offering 25 of his paintings as limited editions in 2007.

 

 



             


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