Projects

EMILY MULLIN AT ROCKEEFELLER CENTER

  • Date: June 13 - September 02, 2022
  • Location: Rockefeller Center
  • Partner: Rockefeller Center
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund

Press Release

ROCKEFELLER CENTER® & ART PRODUCTION FUND
ANNOUNCE PUBLIC ART PRESENTATION BY ACCLAIMED ARTIST EMILY MULLIN


On view  June 12, 2022 - September 2, 2022

@ROCKEFELLERCENTER / @ARTPRODUCTIONFUND / @EMULLI 

NEW YORK, NY - Rockefeller Center and Art Production Fund will continue their Art in Focus partnership with the presentation of work by Brooklyn-based artist EMILY MULLIN throughout the Rockefeller Center campus, beginning June 12, 2022 through September 2.  

Internationally recognized for her installations that bring together ceramics, photography, abstraction, vibrant color, and live floral elements, Mullin references the tradition of still life painting while exploring the relationship between flat image, object, and real space. At Rockefeller Center, Mullin will exhibit both still-life photography of her ceramic vessels  and live floral installations, along with the physical vessels on display.

The monumental still-life photographs of Mullin's vibrant work are presented in the vinyl mural spaces (located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, the street and concourse levels of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, Top of the Rock, and Radio Park). Produced in collaboration with her partner, Tony Mullin, the use of color in the work is an ode to the artist's childhood growing up in Los Angeles in the '90s.

Mullin's mixed-media installations in the vitrine spaces (located in the lobby of 45 Rockefeller Plaza) hold a series of exquisite ceramic vessels. With an emphasis on structure and form, the artist's tableaux will be framed by the ornate Art Deco architecture in Rockefeller Center. The artist’s use of abstract sculptural forms holding the vessels acts as a reference to the practice of Modernist artists who flattened images in space.

“It’s thrilling to be able to show my work in Rockefeller Center this summer. For years I worked in the neighborhood and admired the Art Deco flourishes throughout the buildings. Theatricality and staging has always informed my work, so I’m delighted to have these new site specific pieces framed by the iconic architecture at Rockefeller Center. This installation is a celebration of color, the handmade vessel and the natural world.” - EMILY MULLIN

“We are excited to present Emily Mullin’s vibrant compositions incorporating bold painting, ceramics, and plant life. These theatrical compositions in dialogue with the Art Deco designs around Rockefeller Center are a stunning juxtaposition, which challenge our understanding of constructed space and how they interact with the natural world. ” CASEY FREMONT, ART PRODUCTION FUND 

Alluding to the human body, each vessel is purposely shaped with irregularities to emphasize its uniqueness. The florals seen in the vinyl murals, are a symbolic representation of the natural world, which also serve as an offering from the artist.
 
EMILY MULLIN lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Born in 1984 in Santa Monica, CA, Emily Mullin studied painting and sculpture at Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA and Goldsmiths, University of London, in London, UK. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Jack Hanley Gallery, Tennis Elbow/ The Journal Gallery, and Lucien Terras in New York. Group exhibitions include Museum of Art and Design, Jack Hanley Gallery, Mrs., Kate Werble Gallery, and Casey Kaplan Gallery

ART IN FOCUS is a multidisciplinary program that showcases installations by contemporary artists inspired by the New York City landscape and contemporary life. Artists featured in the series will have their work displayed in a number of prominent and unexpected public locations throughout Rockefeller Center. Art in Focus is presented in partnership with Rockefeller Center and Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences, and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Past Art in Focus artists include Joana Avillez, Hein Koh, Portia Munson, LaKela Brown, Lucy Sparrow, Angelica Hicks, Vanessa German, Ryan Flores, Genevieve Gaignard, Oliver Jeffers, Hiba Schahbaz, Sanford Biggers, Hilary Pecis, Maurice Harris, Lisa Congdon, Max Colby and most recently Hugo McCloud.

TISHMAN SPEYER (www.tishmanspeyer.com)
Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and investment manager of first-class real estate in 30 key markets across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. We develop, build and manage premier office, residential and retail spaces for industry-leading tenants, as well as state-of-the-art life science centers through our Breakthrough Properties venture. With global vision, on-the-ground expertise and a personalized approach, we are unparalleled in our ability to foster innovation, quickly adapt to global and local trends and proactively anticipate our customers’ evolving needs.  By focusing on health and wellness, enlightened placemaking and customer-focused initiatives such as our tenant amenities platform, ZO., and our flexible space and co-working brand, Studio, we tend not just to our physical buildings, but to the people who inhabit them on a daily basis. Since our inception in 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed, and operated 484 properties, totaling 219 million square feet, with a combined value of over $121 billion (U.S.). Our current portfolio includes such iconic assets as Rockefeller Center in New York City, The Springs in Shanghai, TaunusTurm in Frankfurt and the Mission Rock neighborhood currently being realized in San Francisco.

ART PRODUCTION FUND is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Past projects include: Elmgreen & Dragset,“Prada Marfa,” Valentine, TX, Ugo Rondinone, “Seven Magic Mountains,” Las Vegas, Jeff Koons, “Seated Ballerina,” Rockefeller Plaza, NYC, Zoe Buckman, “CHAMP,” LA; Raul de Nieves “When I Look In To Your Eyes I See the Sun,” Miami; Nancy Baker Cahill “Liberty Bell”, multiple cities; Sanford Biggers “Oracle”, Rockefeller Center, NY; Lucy Sparrow “Tampa Fresh Foods”, Tampa, FL. For more information, please visit artproductionfund.org / @artproductionfund

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