CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 2000-04
Carl Mehrbach continued to explore representational and figurative art. These are difficult year; years of search, which engender uneven quality. Mehrbach continued to balance multiple activities: he taught, he nurtured young adult children through college and into careers. In these works Mehrbach questions the profound influence of his mentor, Philip Guston. Mehrbach's work are profoundly different than Guston's, although similar in their mix of humor and social perception.