Lot 129: David Mitchell



Nominal Sequence (6)
2017
Archival inkjet print
Series: Notes on Simian Starchildren and Other Well-Meaning Creatures
Edition AP / edition of 50 + 3 AP
Signed verso ink
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value
$150-$250

David Mitchell was born in 1975 in Silver Springs, MD. He received his B.F.A. from Buffalo State College and his M.F.A. from New York University and also worked as the artistic director and curator at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY. He is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with photography, video, sculpture, drawing and installation. His work has been exhibited in Western and Central New York and Asia, including exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Capital Normal University Art Museum, Beijing; the Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; and the Kyosato Museum of the Photographic Arts, Japan.

Study for a Nominal Sequence is a small study for a larger work that appeared in David Mitchell’s recent exhibition Notes on Simian Starchildren and Other Well-Meaning Creatures. This work, in particular, is a set of manipulated found images from the internet of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The exhaust trail and explosion were removed from each image in the sequence, leaving behind simply a family standing on a sunny blue beachfront boardwalk.


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