Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by sculptor Mike Hein.
Hein’s sculptures are assemblages that blur the differences between found and hand-made objects and explore the materiality of form in his use of materials like plexiglass and other translucent plastics. His works highlight and emphasize surfaces and the textural detail of his materials and utilize a minimal approach to composition, gesture, and placement.
The deceptive clarity of his forms combines with his use of isolated elements and seemingly incongruous mergings of objects to evoke elliptical experiences whose references are left uncertain.
Hein was born in Cincinnati, OH and was educated at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH, where he received his BFA in 1998. He earned an MFA in Sculpture at the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts in Syracuse, NY, in 2002. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and Canada, including shows at Edward Thorpe Gallery, Heskin Contemporary, and Rawson Projects in New York; ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA; Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA; Acuna Hansen, Los Angeles, CA; Limbo Arts, San Diego, CA; Winona State University, Winona, MN; the University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, MS; AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; and Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Hein currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.