CYNTHIA DINAN MITCHELL
April 13 to May 20, 2017
“Dinan-Mitchell brings poetry to daily life where disenchantment is often present, offering a break in the constant flow of images of catastrophe and corruption ever-present in contemporary society. Her artworks are beautiful but never superficial, critical without being cynical. One easily recognizes the style of the artist, both feminine and fundamentally baroque.
Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell was first known as an artist for her creation of vast sceneries where scenography and installation intersect, where the domestic world invades the art world. […] The artist conceives immersive works that can be perceived as scenery, autonomous exhibition space and art installation. In doing so, she creates intimate and comfortable atmospheres that, although seemingly innocuous, are always a little offbeat: things are never quite what they seem to be.”
- Anne-Sophie Blanchet, art historian (transl.)
Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell deploys her work through drawing, installation, printmaking and sculpture. She creates complex and polysemous graphic compositions where she blurs the boundaries between nature and culture, private and public, visual and decorative arts. Dinan-Mitchell is a graduate of Concordia University (2002) and obtained a Master's degree in Visual Arts from Université Laval (2007). She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries in Quebec and Canada. Cynthia lives and works in Quebec.