Milo Gallery
Brian Mallman
"Drawings"
October 13th - Nov 10th, 2007




"Meetings 1"
4' x 4', graphite on board, 2007.



"Meetings 12"
4' x 4', graphite on board, 2007.



"Meetings 3"
4' x 4', graphite on board, 2007.





Brian Mallman
Milo Gallery is pleased to exhibit the work of Los Angeles artist Brian Mallman.

Mallman's interpretations of powerful people interacting and communicating in professional and political situations, are at once whimsical and grotesque. He focuses on the postures and gestures, so practiced and controlled, that are used consciously to empower the user in a non-verbal social hierarchy. "I pull my inspiration from images I see on television, in magazines and on the internet. My drawings allow me to explore and study the power play that is happening in our society, often by a political structure I disagree with".

By using the "pure" mediums of wood and graphite, each piece becomes a deceptively simple rendering of a figure in a vacant space, but those same simple mediums allow for a direct and unpretentious examination of the subject's inner dialogue.

Brian Mallman earned his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and has had his work exhibited in numerous shows around the country. He is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association, and the director of NELAart. He lives in Highland Park with his wife, artist Mary Jean Mallman.