New York, NY USA
Thursday, March 29, 2012–Saturday, May 5, 2012
Jim Kempner Fine Art presents the first solo
exhibition in the United States for photographer
David Mitchell, featuring a selection of
photographs from several bodies of work
completed between 2008 and 2011. This show
is comprised of atmospheric images from the
Linear and Anamnesis collections as well as a
look into Mitchell’s Luminaries windows and the non-objective Abstracts from 2010 and 2011.
The photographs of David Mitchell will be on display from March 29th through May 5th, with
an opening reception on March 29th from 6 – 8pm.
Mitchell’s photography career began in the early eighties in London, Florence and Milan. In
1991 he moved to Hong Kong where he found instant success shooting, predominately black
and white, for prestigious fashion labels and magazines including Christian Dior, Vogue, and
Elle. He also picked up commercial clients such as, Mercedes-Benz, Sony, and Ericsson. By the
mid-nineties Mitchell began to diversify his aesthetic to a fine art arena.
David Mitchell affirms that before, during, and after
the seizures brought on by his Left Temporal Lobe
Epilepsy, his perception and perspective become
distorted. Sound and vision are unclear and hazy,
placing the afflicted in a momentary state of
solitude. The auras created by this illness, are
visually mirrored in Mitchell’s Linear series. The
Linear series is about sanctuary, a room or a
window, which belongs to the self.