Robert Mullenix

"...[Robert Mullenix] creates works that are more realistic, and when he pairs those with text from climate-change literature, the artist is at the top of his game. Visiting Mullenix's website, I get the sense that this combination of elements might constitute a new emerging body of work--and it's one I hope to see more of. There's something almost cinematic about one piece in the show, which features a dark, stormy sea at night with the word "WAIT" in all caps barely outlined in its surface. I'm a sucker for text in a painting, and this show is my pick for downtown shows this weekend."--Joe Nolan