Dust is Black
November 5 to December 24, 2016
Using print media as his language, Mitch Mitchell tests the limits of its fluency, never content to remain long on familiar ground. He takes great risks and insists, through large-scale installations, that printed matter matters, and is certainly not tied to the dimensions of a piece of paper or the size of a press bed. Discover the artist’s masterful interpretation of his own history through surprising works that take liberties with tradition and pull “print” into sculpture, performance and film.
Mitch Mitchell has long dealt with issues of labour and production, environment and technology, as well as the history of the print medium. His work over the past five years has shifted to matters more personal in nature: his own family history.The story, however personal, turns out to be quite universal, creating work about the very basic tenets of our shared humanity.
This body of work is based on Mitchell’s grandfather's time in World War II as a radar technician, exploring the aftermath of his service and the war’s ripple effect globally, locally, and intimately within his own family.