Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Duet @ 1305

"The Duet: 2 Years & 2 Ex-boyfriends Later" opens Final Friday April 27th with a colossal Anniversary Party and Art Opening from 6 pm to 2 am that night! This exhibition features new work by yours truly, Lily Mulberry. The show runs through Sunday May 20th, with a closing reception that evening from 7-9 pm.

The work has been begun, finished, reworked, then refinished over quite some time, a lot of the pieces seeing their first days when I was still in undergrad at DAAP. They have all been completed in the last year, many in the last month. In many ways this body of work is an extended phrasing of the work from last year's anniversary show, "Rivers Within." The same imagery and metaphors have resurfaced, but this time instead of a discourse on blood/water and the tragic events that plagued the globe last year, the imagery begins to delve into my personal struggles, my own blood/water.

Bleeding, heartache, distance and pain gradually transform themselves in the work. Social conformity and the rules that govern love and our lives are broken down and battled. Pain and disappointment at the failed prospects we imagine for ourselves, or are supposed to imagine for ourselves, are transformed into promise, destiny, astrological coincidences, and at last immense fulfillment. This description weighs the work, but in reality it is all just more of the same dreamy mixed media rambling I've been pursuing since the beginning of my career outside of school 4 years ago...

For images of work and to view this release online please visit the blog @ I hate to weigh down emails with images.

Please come see this show, it has a lot of my blood mixed up in it, and it would make it really worth while to see all the loyals and nonloyals take a peek into what I've been and become. I live my life on my sleeve and ride by the seat of my pants, so I'll show no embarrassment at the exposition. I'm a sagittarius sun and moon after all, and we don't embarrass very easily. If this doesn't make sense to you come to the opening and I'll print out your chart so you can do some personal reflection while reflecting on my person!

Whatever your astrological makeup, you're all welcome to come and party on Final Friday, where my friend the leo Jess.T.D. will be spinning a special set of music he's mixed just for the show! You can also check out the show on Sunday May 13th for the first of this year's Second Sundays On Main from 12-4 pm. And as always, they'll be lots of good food, good company, and great art at this month's Final Friday!

See you all there!

*image for postcards a detail from "Bad Break," mixed media on wood, 2007.


Teddy said...


Just wanted to say (again) nice to meet you... I will definitely pass on the word about your gallery. I'll be by this weekend so you can over-pour my Heineken again :)

See ya

Matt Morris said...

dear lily,

i wanted to let you know that i thought your work was wonderful. i had long been curious about what you make while maintaining an invitalized gallery space.
the works were blunt and beautiful, considerate and accumulated upon.

we had all sorts of things to do that night, but i would've loved to have talked about different things. i'm glad i was able to stop in.

Looking forward to what happens next- - -

Lily Mulberry said...

Thanks Matt!
I tried to publish a comment on Sara's blog about your comment concerning "ejaculation." I was just going to quote my friend Chip and say, "ejaculation is in the eye of the beholder- literally!"