Monday, October 19, 2009

Linear 8
acrylic face mounted C-print, 36 x 36 inches
Luminaries: Window 3
acrylic face mounted c-print 24 x 24 inches

Excerpted from East Hampton Star, Jennifer Landes:“Mr. Mitchell’s photographs are clearly the stars of the show, although it is almost too easy to like their showy, filmy beauty. What makes them more intriguing is the puzzle of abstraction they present. If they are straightforward film photographs, what was the original subject and how far removed are we? It often seems as if he has managed to capture pure atmosphere in his “Linear” series. Yet in another example, “Window 3" from the "Luminaries Collection,” the subject seems to be another painting or a drop cloth and paint-stained canvas strips. The thick acrylic facing, clear as it is, provides another distancing device, and the viewer can never be certain just what is being viewed. Once peace is made with that conundrum, however, the pure beauty becomes its own reward.” For David M. Mitchell's bio click here.

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