April 6 - June 9, 2018
Patron Art House is excited to partner with Fine Art Framing & Services Ltd. to present a solo exhibition of new work by Keith Mitchell on view from April 6 to June 9, 2018 as part of the Capture Photography Festival.
Keith Mitchell’s paintings, drawings, and assemblages of the 1970’s through ’90’s saw an exploration of themes inspired by utopian archetypes, ancient iconography, and the transcendental voyage of artist as poet. Mitchell’s large-scale canvases, constructions and assemblages functioned on various levels of symbolism that contributed to a dynamic interplay of rational and intuitive contemplation.
In recent years, Mitchell’s interest has shifted to exploring new possibilities within the digital photographic medium. Influenced by modernist photography and architecture, Mitchell has come to focus his attention on the effect of light and shadow on geometric shapes he has assembled to form sculptural models.
Each model is comprised of interchangeable wooden components that offer a choice of multiple photographic viewpoints. The variation in abstract forms and placements allows for the capture of strategically placed light on detail, as well as the entirety of each model. He draws comparison of these variations to classical music and jazz, where in the motivic development there are variations in the melody.
On view at Fine Art Framing & Services Ltd. is a selection of photographic studies, representative of a larger body of work titled Kleinborg Variations (KBV). These works are based on four constructed wooden sculptures that integrate sculptural components unique to each piece. The KBV portfolio is comprised of a series of studies that capture the unique overlays of shadows, patterns, rhythms and lines as they are manifest by light reflected on the shapes and details of the forms. Planes and edges are defined by shadow and framed with light. Light and shadow transcend form, conveying a pureness in their simplicity.
Keith Mitchell was born in 1947 in Calgary, Alberta. Subsequent to obtaining a diploma in fine art from the Alberta College of Art in 1971, Mitchell spent extended time at Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work has been exhibited at private and public galleries and is represented in a number of private collections across North America.
Fine Art Framing & Services
100-1000 Parker Street, Vancouver BC
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Presented as part of our exhibition program partnership with Fine Art Framing & Services.
Presented as part of the 2018 Capture Photography Festival.