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Sale price$ 3,200

Migrating serigraph on canvas

Close Crush refers to the unseen moment when the inked plate meets paper: the printmaker’s magic of positioning these two elements under pressure, calibrated just so, to create something new. Read another way, Close Crush may indicate nearness and adoration, pointing to the early, swooning stage in Humphreys and McMullen’s relationship that ultimately landed them married with a child. Through the double meaning of Close Crush, the artists also signal a desire to transmit intimate moments of life via image and material.

Size: 40 x 50 inches
This work a part of the exhibition CLOSE OF CRUSH at Tappan's Los Angeles gallery.

Original artwork may ship after exhibition has ended.

Exhibition on view: June 7 - September 3, View the Exhibition
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“My practice is more akin to automatic writing or gestural drawing than it is a planned production, less concerned with outcomes than honesty.”
-Mike McMullen
Mike McMullen

About the Artist

Mike McMullen

Mike McMullen creates work as an Artist, Art Director and Designer in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and partner Cheryl Humphreys and their son Cyan. Experienced in printmaking, McMullen also elevates the role of play in his work, encouraging him to expand his practice into other mediums.

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Close Crush

Cheryl Humphreys & Mike McMullen
June 7 - September 3

8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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“This print has a real simplicity and quietness to it, and that's what I love about it. It doesn't shout, it whispers. And sometimes, you want your art to have a really subtle and understated feel.”

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