Florida Mining is delighted to present Entries of a Diary Thief, 18 new works by Los Angeles-based artist Geoff Mitchell, with an opening reception on Friday, December 9, 2011. The exhibit will run through January 2012.
A native of the deep-south, Mitchell received a BFA in Painting from Western Michigan University and an MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before being featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide. Much of Mitchell’s work is driven by the sensation of pareidolia, a psychological misperception involving a vague or obscure stimulus being perceived as something distinct and significant.
Says Mitchell, “I use representational imagery within each work to a varying degree. What may be considered peculiar is how I use representational imagery in a free associative and purely intuitive manner. I mix and layer images together in a way that is reminiscent of an abstract painter layering color. And I always find it fascinating to see what will happen in the amalgamation.”