Installation view of Phoebe Mitchell's work on the MA Degree Show 2015, ECA, Edinburgh
a woman wishes, Phoebe Mitchell, 2015. © Phoebe Mitchell
As soon as the gallery approached me concerning the project, we talked-about the way I might show my paintings. They normally are wall surface mounted, framed or unframed, but because of the special nature associated with the products familiar with create the bothy space, it is not feasible to have the paintings from the walls. Time constraints - and decreased a studio after my level show - mean I'm not able to make brand-new paintings at the moment, therefore after a short consult with curator Julie-Ann Delaney, we made a decision to approach my few days into the bothy as a mini-residency. This may permit me to set up a-work section at one end for the space in which I can create brand new paintings in some recoverable format. These could be shown alongside present pieces within display cases.
Work in Progress 2015, ECA MA Studios, Edinburgh
Phoebe Mitchell setting up the latest works in the Pig Rock Bothy and Modern One.
Having the opportunity to color within the room - with a consistent stream of site visitors coming and going - enables me to work with a totally new means, and supply me with the chance to discuss could work with people that are unfamiliar with it. Within my MA Degree Show I happened to be in a position to begin this procedure of learning just how people interpreted my work, through hearing customer's opinions and talking to them. Whenever viewing the works there was some conjecture about what these were actually examining, with many folks in impression that they were photographs of paintings, or some sort of print. I would personally suppose this presumption is related to the scale of works (6"x4") and my decision to frame all of them with a slight drop-mount, touching on portrait photography.
Lux, Phoebe Mitchell, 2015. © Phoebe Mitchell
Shoulder, Phoebe Mitchell, 2015. © Phoebe Mitchell
I hope that feedback and conversation with site visitors will give into my future work - whether it be the paintings or the texts - and supply me with new avenues for exploration.