March 23 – June 10, 2018
John Mallery is the founder and owner of a computer forensics firm. He is also a public speaker, former circus performer, birder, and print fetishist. Although his employment is firmly entrenched in the digital realm, he discovered a deep connection to analogue printmaking. A Life’s Looking Glass focuses on the collector as much as the work, utilizing Mallery’s impressive print collection to tell a fascinating life story. The labels employ a unique first-person perspective to explain Mallery’s collecting choices and his connection to the prints. While the narrative is specific to the collector, it helps any viewer understand why patrons choose to collect art.
The public is invited to meet the artist at an Opening Reception on Friday, March 23rd from 5-7 pm. There is no charge to attend the Opening.