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Mitchell, J. (2009) Taxonomical musings. [Show/Exhibition] (Unpublished)

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In the ‘Object as Subject’ exhibition held at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich University, myself and two other artists showed work which explores the use of the ‘found object’ in their respective practices. My work was selected by the gallery curator David Waterworth. The work exhibited by me, two multi-media pieces and two films, continues my (practice as research) investigation into using everyday objects as starting points for creating work in a variety of mediums including: sculpture, films, installations and multiples. In this work I address a range of subject matters – philosophical, social and cultural. The history of the use of found object in art began in early 20th century European art when Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso independently introduced everyday objects into their practice. My work continues this research.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Values in Practice
ID Code:5777
Additional Information:'Taxonomical Musings', an installation in 'Taxonomical Musings', a solo exhibition of John Mitchell’s work held at the Westbrook Gallery, London in 2009. A catalogue was produced for the exhibition containing two essays on the work of John Mitchell, one by Christopher Westbrook (gallery director and curator) and the other by Dr Roger Cook (Fellow of the Insitute of Germanic & Romance Studies), University of London
Publisher:Westbrook Gallery

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