Curtis Mitchell | the artist
The artist Curtis Mitchell
Born 1955, , USA.
Lives and works in New York, .
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Curtis Mitchell presents here two new series of work entitled Meltdown and Photo Events. Both of these series use photographic paper in a "non-traditional way" that goes from exposing them to pure blasts of light and showering them in a stream of acid or developing them with household chemicals. Both series are generated by the artist's interest in the notion of absence…
Curtis Mitchell is known for his manipulated photographs, which are often stained and marked with footprints and other traces. The use of photography in his sculptural practice has naturally led to the inclusion of video. At P.S.1, he will present a recent sculptural installation that incorporates a video loop taken from Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange. Mitchell combines the ultraviolent imagery he lifts from the movie with a theatrical composition in order to address class, race, and other societal concerns…