constructed memory

Mark Minelli

Following are some images from the gallery installation entitled constructed memory, drawings, paintings, and objects by Mark Minelli. It was on view in the grand ballroom of an old Georgian mansion that is the home of the Marblehead Arts Association.

This installation is based loosely around three intersecting themes: A narrative of my dad who spent his entire working life running a metal lathe in a factory. Objects rendered and constructed with a particular focus on the machine age. A nostalgic, somewhat conflicted obsession with icons, brands and the need to drive consumption. The actual process of making the work alternates between the visceral/mechanical and the chaotic/computer generated. The work also varies a great deal in scale from intimate drawings to large paintings and sculptures.