The Cayce Arts Guild's February meeting with feature Philip Mullen is our guest speaker. Social/networking 6 PM, business meeting 6:30, followed by the program.
“Fluid, complex, abstract yet deeply rooted in the world of things experienced in a tactile way, Mullen’s paintings are both carefully thought out and joyously carefree. Philip Mullen’s art represents not an artistic simplification of visual reality but a voluptuous re-imagining and re-working of it, which prevents a viewer from taking them in all at once. The fine balance he consistently achieves is one of beguiling the viewer to ‘work’ at appreciating them while not making him feel coerced in any way while he does so. The success of Mr. Mullen’s painting lies in how happily the viewer complies with this task. And the reward for doing so is ongoing: his paintings continually offer up new visual insights to note and luxuriate in, new visual experiences to enliven the eye and to provide repose for the mind. Mr. Mullen is engaged in the artistic endeavor at its purest and most primal: the lavishing of color on canvas.”
— Andy Reed (Artist/Art Critic)