Artist: Nancy Mitchnick
Oil on linen
40" x 66"
Nancy Mitchnick was born in 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. She received her BFA from Wayne State University and started out in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. She moved to New York City in 1973, where she drove a taxi, worked in an after-hours joint, assisted Brice Marden, raised her daughter, and taught at Bard College, California Institute of Arts, and Harvard University before returning to Michigan in 2011. Mitchnick currently lives and works in Hamtramck + Detroit, MI. Her work has been widely collected by and exhibited at numerous Museums.
Mitchnick’s lexicography is made up of shape, color, space, and above all else, paint - her work is about perception and about painting. Through observation and feeling the light, the living, and the world around us, her works seek simplicity in complex relationships, fullness in the emptiness, and the contradictions that create energy and grace. “For Violet” is a depiction of her grandmother’s sconces.
ABOUT WASSERMAN PROJECTS
Wasserman Projects is a contemporary art space, established in 2012 and housed in a former firehouse in Detroit’s historic Eastern Market since 2015. Wasserman Projects works with artists from across disciplines and around the world to present exhibitions and performances that will spark a discourse on art, but also cultural, social, or political issues, which are particularly active and timely in Detroit. Guided by a spirit of collaboration, Wasserman Projects seeks to facilitate meaningful visual and performing arts experiences, promote creative and economic growth in our community, and help artists bring to fruition new projects that may not otherwise be possible.