Small Works: Maceo W. Mitchell & Patricia J. Wynne
Patrons' Gallery, October 24, 2016 - November 04, 2016
Husband and wife artists Maceo W. Mitchell and Patricia J. Wynne met in the University of Iowa printshop while pursuing their Masters degrees. During the subsequent 44 years, they have taught at universities and art schools in several countries and numerous states, shown internationally and made their living as artists since moving to New York City in 1974.
Maceo is primarily a pastel still life artist whose work explores the relationship of values and tints of color around pivotal images which are often fruits or vegetables. A superb draftsman, his pastel technique is surprisingly quick and loose while conveying a realistic impression. He often works large and with numerous multiple units, and this show exhibits such works as well as small intimate pieces. Maceo's art have been shown in the U.S., France, Belgium, Germany and Canada, and his gallery representation has included the Farr Gallery, Allan Stone, Bill Hodges and Mehu galleries, all in New York City.
Patricia J. Wynne considers herself a small works artist. As a printmaker, pen-pencil-watercolor and construction artist, she focuses on nature, especially animals that she knows well from her work as a science artist for various zoos, science publications and museums. After illustrating over 170 books, Patricia is returning to printmaking at her own small shop, at Blackburns Printmaking Workshop and the delightful Salmagundi monoprint parties. She has exhibited and taught around the U.S. and Canada.
Exhibition Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm, Sat & Sun 1-5pm.