Lead Image: Still from Carly Mark's new film Know Nothing
Artist Carly Mark caught early attention for painting grotesque and comical renderings of Haribo brand gummy bear packaging. But she’s never been content just being known for a single approach to working, and in the last several years has branched out into elaborate sculpture, immersive installations, chaotic video pieces, and has quietly pursued acting, film production, modeling, writing, and publishing. She stopped by this week to discuss her new short horror film Know Nothing, as well as being from Michigan, developing a career longevity plan, her interest in camp and kitsch aesthetics, whether MoviePass is good or bad, the joy of prosthetics, comedy’s dwindling appeal as artistic approach in the age of Trump, being interdisciplinary as a matter-of-fact, internet art nostalgia, a new film that she co-wrote and stars in called Puppet that’s directed by her pal Adam Levett, and allowing herself to take the next two years off from exhibiting art to work on her own new feature-length film. Carly art directed the new cover of King Kong magazine which will be available in print on April 14th at tasteful periodicals retailers.