Exhibition on view until: Saturday, June 29, 2019
InLiquid presents Mitch Gillette: Nudes, featuring a rare series of Mitch Gillette’s unseen oil paintings and works on paper produced between 2000-2005. There will be a public opening reception on Friday, May 17th from 6-9 pm at The InLiquid Gallery, an artist talk with Mitch on May 22nd from 6-8 pm, and a closing reception on June 13th from 6-9 pm.
Mitch Gillette has shown extensively in Philadelphia as a painter, an installation artist, and in collaborative and individually created performance works. Currently, he is on the brink of finishing a 300-page graphic novel, a 14-year project, and is about to release a CD of original classical music for the piano.
This work is actually from 2000 – 2005 and despite a sunny appearance, they arose from a dark time. They functioned as therapeutic exercises in beginning anew. Finally, the body of work was abandoned for other directions. The canvases leaned against the wall of my studio for fifteen years, face out, constant companions, very dusty, never meant to be shown, and seen only by friends.
Read Mitch Gillette’s artist statement in its entirety HERE.