Mitch Mitchell: For Whom You Build

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Mitch Mitchell, For Whom You Build, 2015, silkscreen on 15,000 handmade paper boxes, installed on a shipping pallet.

April 11 to June 28, 2015

Printmaker Mitch Mitchell was the prizewinner in the 2012 incarnation of the Okanagan Printmaking Triennial, a collaborative project of the Kelowna Art Galley with the UBCO and the Vernon Public Art Gallery. As such, he was awarded a solo exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery this spring, in conjunction with this year’s OPT exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery (March 19 to May 21, 2015).

Mitch Mitchell is intent on pushing the boundaries of traditional printmaking, both conceptually and physically. For this solo exhibition he will be producing a work also titled For Whom You Build. It will be made up from 15,000 individual small folded paper boxes. These will all be piled on a pallet in the middle of the gallery space. When assembled the work will be about the size of a car. Each box will be printed using a silkscreen process in various colours and patterns. The piece is a tribute to the artist’s grandfather.

Printmaker Mitch Mitchell is currently an Assistant Professor teaching printmaking at Concordia University in Montreal. He holds a BFA in painting and printmaking from the Illinois State University at Bloomington, and an MAF in printmaking from the University of Alberta.

Opening Reception
Friday, April 10, 7 to 9 pm
Opening remarks at 7 pm. Artist will be in attendance.
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.

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