Karshan Center of Graphic Art
Open May 8, 2021 through September 12, 2021
Dean L. Mitchell was born in 1957 in Pennsylvania and reared in Quincy, Florida. A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, he has developed a style and vision in his body of work that shows the deep American South few have seen, and certainly, fewer have decided to record. While well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still lifes, it is haunting scenes of rundown barns, abandoned farmscapes, and small towns in the rural South that seem to capture a time long past and resonate within the nostalgic memories of all of us. For even city folk at one time in their lives have had a rural experience that left its mark. Dean Mitchell's paintings - primarily in watercolor - remind us that this history belongs to all of us and these forgotten places have many stories to tell.
Image Credit: Dean Mitchell, "Tobacco Barn," 2018, watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the artist.