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Leslie Mutchler
updated: 11/26/2012
website: www.lesliemutchler.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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TrendFACTORY
TrendFACTORY
tumblrEAL
tumblrEAL
BLCK
Geometry of Labor
Green Space/ Outer Space (Space Station)
Green Space/ Outer Space (Chicago City Hall)
Green Space/ Outer Space (LEM)
Green Space/ Outer Space (California Academy of Sciences)
Green Space/ Outer Space (Versailles)
Green Space/ Outer Space (Standford Torus)
Green Space/ Outer Space (Space Junk)
Green Space/ Outer Space (Ford River Rouge Plant)
Untitled (Manufactured Utopia I: High Density Housing)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  consumer culture, systems, collage, landscape, architecture, social criticism, futuristic
 
 
TrendFACTORY by Leslie Mutchler
TrendFACTORY
Relief Print on Chipboard, Birch Plywood, Video, Various Hand Tools, tumblr
2012
Dimensions variable
TrendFACTORY by Leslie Mutchler
TrendFACTORY
Relief Print on Chipboard, Birch Plywood, Video, Various Hand Tools, tumblr
2012
Dimensions variable
tumblrEAL by Leslie Mutchler
tumblrEAL
Digital Print on Adhesive Vinyl, Cardboard
2012
Dimensions variable
tumblrEAL by Leslie Mutchler
tumblrEAL
Digital Print on Adhesive Vinyl, Cardboard
2012
Dimensions variable
BLCK by Leslie Mutchler
BLCK
Digital Print on Adhesive Vinyl, Cardboard
2011
Dimensions variable
Geometry of Labor by Leslie Mutchler
Geometry of Labor
Relief Print on Chipboard, Cardboard, Paper Tape
2011
Dimensions variable
Green Space/ Outer Space (Space Station) by Leslie Mutchler
Green Space/ Outer Space (Space Station)
Digital Print on Somerset paper
2010
40" x  40" 
Green Space/ Outer Space (Chicago City Hall) by Leslie Mutchler
Green Space/ Outer Space (Chicago City Hall)
Digital Print on Somerset paper
2010
40" x  40" 
Green Space/ Outer Space (LEM) by Leslie Mutchler
Green Space/ Outer Space (LEM)
Digital Print on Somerset paper
2010
40" x  40" 
Green Space/ Outer Space (California Academy of Sciences) by Leslie Mutchler
Green Space/ Outer Space (California Academy of Sciences)
Digital Print on Somerset paper
2010
40" x  40" 
Green Space/ Outer Space (Versailles) by Leslie Mutchler
Green Space/ Outer Space (Versailles)
Digital Print on Somerset paper
2010
40" x  40" 
Green Space/ Outer Space (Standford Torus) by Leslie Mutchler
Green Space/ Outer Space (Standford Torus)
Digital Print on Somerset paper
2010
40" x  40" 
Green Space/ Outer Space (Space Junk) by Leslie Mutchler
Green Space/ Outer Space (Space Junk)
Digital Print on Somerset paper
2010
40" x  80" 
Green Space/ Outer Space (Ford River Rouge Plant) by Leslie Mutchler
Green Space/ Outer Space (Ford River Rouge Plant)
Digital Print on Somerset paper
2010
40" x  80" 
Untitled (Manufactured Utopia I: High Density Housing) by Leslie Mutchler
Untitled (Manufactured Utopia I: High Density Housing)
Digital Print on Somerset Paper
2008
60"" x  80"" 

Artist Statement

 

My multi-disciplinary installations are experiments in faux-functionality and imperfect design. Utilizing the material language of our everyday, I engage with issues of hand(craft), labor, sustainability, and commodity. My research is often founded in a theoretical and practical investigation of order and chaos filtered through my own desire and drive for order. I locate my work in the context of humanity’s drive for ideals, and by extension, a cultural fascination with Utopia in all its forms.

My work begins and ends with a sincere desire to reach perfection; but often involves being both critical and skeptical of this impulse. To realize this research in a physical form, I explore the communal structure of workshops to build structures and objects of attempted-perfection, typically utilizing paper as a primary material. In my practice the use of the proxy has become the perfect vehicle for idealist thinking, for it is largely dependent on imagination and optimism, and so might be the form that embodies perfection most completely.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

Leslie Mutchler earned a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. Currently, Mutchler is Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mutchler’s installations and collages have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Recent solo shows include TrendFACTORY, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (2012), TumblrEAL, Gensler Global Architecture, Austin, TX (2012), ASTRAL pop-up, VA Gallery, University of Wyoming, WY (2012), Geometry of Labor, Poliglota Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011), and (F)utility Kitchen, Snowflake, St. Louis, MO (2011).