“I’ve been thinkin’ about the future. I could be a mud doctor. Checkin’ out the eart’. Underneat.” – Days of Heaven (1978)
The ArtBridge Drawing Room is very proud to debut the work of artist Alex Doolan and his whimsical six-painting narrative series, Mud Doctors. Doolan’s large, loose, colorful canvases catapult the viewer into the thick of the high stakes drama taking place inside his weird and extraordinarily sincere world, where mud, (yes, mud) is rushed to a hospital underneath the earth’s surface with a mystery ailment whose remedy only the mud doctors can supply.
Taking its cues from his affection for storytelling, The ArtBridge Drawing Room will present Doolan’s Mud Doctors in two, three-painting, chapters. Join us for the opening reception of Chapter One on Thursday, January 12 from 6-8PM. Chapter Two and the story’s conclusion will be told in February, 2012.
Alex Doolan was born in Singapore and has lived all over the world, from Hong Kong to Belgium to New Jersey. First a psychology major at Manhattanville College, Purchase, he switched to the BFA track with a concentration in painting after taking an art class during his first semester. He is currently a candidate for his MFA in Painting and Drawing at Brooklyn College. Mud Doctors is the first solo exhibition of his work.