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Katherine Mitchell: Places of Memory and Dreams

Dec 17, 2011 - Mar 31, 2012
10am - 5pm

2010/2011 Working Artist Project

Katherine Mitchell is a 2010/2011 Working Artist Project Fellow selected by Allison Unruh, Assistant Curator at The Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Katherine Mitchell: Places of Memory and Dreams

“These works explore the ways in which the houses in which we have lived in our early lives influence our dreams, day-dreams, creativity and art. The texts embedded in these paintings include many ideas from the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard, whose book The Poetics of Space was important in my conceiving of these works. He said, “Through poems [or paintings] we touch the ultimate poetic depth of the space of the house,” which “is one of the greatest powers of integration for the thoughts, memories, and dreams of mankind.” Bachelard also reflected on the importance of “a dream of elsewhere.” This idea is seen in the works based on journeys involving a formative, early experience of literature. The inner journey, like the inner dwelling, is essential.”

-Katherine Mitchell

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