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OHIO UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN

Art Gallery – Dingus Building, D111 
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, OH 45638

"RICK MALLETTE"
February 22 - March 22, 2019




ABOUT THE WORK
I specialize in wall drawings (including interactive pieces), paintings (on canvas, wood, postcards and photomurals), hand-cut mylar, traditional drawings and digital drawings (laptop, smart phone, gif animations and virtual reality). I work quickly with no preconceptions, searching for imagery in the medium, which surprises me both formally and conceptually, with an ear to the metaphorical possibilities in abstracting the human head and figure. I have produced dozens of improvised site-specific wall drawings since my first in 1994. I try to create a unique mural for the exhibition spaces even when I’m showing paintings as well. “Vinyl Mural” was made over a few days the week before the exhibition. It’s a temporary gift and the most recent piece in the gallery. The paintings are from the past few years continuing a theme of “Heads” and “Couples.” The postcard paintings are all from 2018, building on the snowman subject that dates back to 2003.

PRESS: 
"OUS Exhibit Abstracts Human Figure", Ironton Tribute. Heath Harrison (March 9, 2019)


                                                       360 Video of Exhibition


                                                       Electronic Media Club Interview
















INVENTORY
1.   Bark Allegory (2015) Acrylic on Wood. 25x24in.
2.   Orange Squirt (2015) Acrylic on Canvas. 24x30in.
3.   Caught Not Listening (2017) Acrylic on Wood. 24x48in.
4.   Watching the Falling Heart (2015) Acrylic on Wood. 36x48in.
5.   Masked Orange (2015) Acrylic on Canvas. 24x24in.
6.   Nodding Off in the Clot of Years (2015) Acrylic on Wood. 24x48in.
7.   Vinyl Mural (2019) Acrylic Paint Marker on Vinyl. 4x19ft.
8.   Orange Tongue Barking (2015) Acrylic on Wood. 24x48in.
9.   Touch of the Green Hand (2015). Acrylic on Canvas. 12x12in.
10. Dreams of Green (2015) Acrylic on Canvas. 24x30in.
11. Snow, Smoke and a Broken Heart (2018) Acrylic on Decal on Postcard. 3 ½ x 5 ½ in.   
12. The Mound (2018) Acrylic on Decal on Postcard. 3 ½ x 5 ½ in.
13. Deserted (2018) Acrylic on Decal on Postcard. 3 ½ x 5 ½ in.
14. Twins (2018) Acrylic on Decal on Postcard. 3 ½ x 5 ½ in.
15. Elements (2018) Acrylic on Decal on Postcard. 3 ½ x 5 ½ in.
16. Hat in the Pool (2018) Acrylic on Decal on Postcard. 3 ½ x 5 ½ in.
17. Defacement (2018) Acrylic on Decal on Postcard. 3 ½ x 5 ½ in.
18. The Mall (2018) Acrylic on Decal on Postcard. 3 ½ x 5 ½ in.
19. Red Rose Risen (2016) Acrylic on Wood. 36x36in.
20. Figure Study on Gray Ground (2018) Gesso, Graphite, Acrylic, Latex on Wood. 44in. Dia.
21. Migration Portrait (2016) Acrylic on Wood. 36x36in. 



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