Mullis presents Legs Together in the gallery from January 16 to February 24. The nimble and playful exhibition explores the fluidity of gender, sexuality, and identity. An opening reception and artist talk are set for Thursday, February 8 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The artist talk begins the evening in the gallery from 5:30-6:00 p.m.
The artist’s work includes performance-based video, interactive objects and sculpture. Through her work she visually accentuates the plasticity of social constructs and the traditions surrounding them with humor and wit.
“My studio practice is a visual playground to probe how gender exists,” Mullis says. “Like a wedge, a tool that both secures and splits other forms, I go in-between to produce work from a space where gender categories dissolve and cross-fade.”
Based in State College, PA, Mullis has exhibited in a number of locations including Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. She has had solo shows at the Leslie Lohman Museum (NYC), Future Tenant Gallery (Pittsburgh), Bucknell University, University of Mary Washington, and more. Recent group exhibitions include Galleri Heike Arndt (Berlin), Trestle Gallery (NYC), Galleri Urbane (Dallas), pehrspace (LA), and Area 405 (Baltimore).
Additionally, Mullis has taught at Penn State and has served as program coordinator of the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series (Penn State’s visiting artist program) and as contributing writer for Maake Magazine. She is the recipient of the MASS MoCA residency, Ox-Bow MFA Residency, and a Creative Achievement Award from Penn State University. Sidney Mullis is represented by Galleri Urbane in Dallas, Texas.
The A.I.R. program in the Department of Art at Rowan supports the artistic development of professional artists while advancing creative and artistic excellence within the university community. The program complements the department’s overall mission by providing students with an opportunity to observe an artist at work and to engage in dialogue with the artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits.