“Out of Trees” – Contemporary Paper Art by Col Mitchell
Paper is usually thought of as a flat surface upon which one can create different designs, but in the art of Col Mitchell, the opposite is true, as paper is used to alter flat surfaces to create added texture and form. Thus paper, which usually serves as backdrops for artists, becomes for Mitchell the central medium with which she achieves something remarkably new — an art form that explores the depth, colour, and essence of its subject matter.
“Paper is outrageously versatile,” says Mitchell; “it brings to the process history, character, personality, individuality, and a remarkably wide range of performance levels.” The paper allows Col to explore what she calls the synergy between the paper’s versatile shapes and the subject at hand, as her work reveals the intrinsic relations between technique and content in the artistic process.
“I strive for each piece to project the internal energy inherent in all matter,” she says, “ to establish rapport, to grasp that most basic language at work; a beautiful alignment of atoms where a natural magnetism or recognition occurs; a ‘visual pheromone’ if you will.”
The newest works of Col Mitchell will be featured in an exclusive show entitled “Out of Trees” at the Framing Place and Gallery from October 1st to December 1st. Opening reception takes place on Saturday, October 1st, 11am to 4pm with light refreshments served. Come and discover for yourself the visual achievement that is Col Mitchell’s art.