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This week on Art Uncovered: Michelle Muldrow.
Michelle’s paintings deal with the American landscape and the myths, politics, and man made forces that shape it. She has painted the urban swaths around Los Angeles, the sprawling exurbs and malls found in Northern California as well as the landscape in and around Cleveland, Ohio, where she moved in 2006 from San Francisco.
In her current body of work, Michelle has been painting landscape-style interiors of big box stores, and some of this new work was recently on view here in New York at Jen Bekman Gallery in a show called Cathedrals of Desire.
Michelle spoke with me from Ohio about the aesthetics of big box stores, how moving from San Francisco to Cleveland got her interested in painting these shopping meccas, and why she feels these places relate to the Sublime.
00:00 Thomas Intro
01:24 Water Boy – Imperial Teen
02:58 Michelle Muldrow Interview pt. 1
06:28 Cities – Talking Heads
10:16 Michelle Muldrow Interview pt. 2
12:41 Greater Omaha – Desparecidos
16:31 Michelle Muldrow Interview pt. 3
21:54 City Hobgoblins – The Fall
24:00 Michelle Muldrow Interview pt. 4
27:36 Believe Me Never – Fastbacks
30:40 Michelle Muldrow Interview pt. 5
33:24 Ohio River Boat Song – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
36:03 Michelle Muldrow Interview pt. 6
40:03 Thomas Sign Off
41:09 Runner’s High – The Pillows
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