M. David and Co. will present The Thread on view from March 15th through April 14th, 2019. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, March 15th (6-9 PM). The address is 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn. Gallery hours are Friday 1pm-9pm and Saturday-Sunday 1pm-6pm.
As written by Lilly Wei:
Lizbeth Mitty and Dana James are both gifted painters, deftly teetering between the abstract and the representational in a range of scales, with a preference for the panoramic. Both are natural colorists although their palettes and the effects they achieve are different, as is their approach to their subjects, if not their underlying theme, centered on time, change, and the cycles of nature.
I should also note that they are mother (Mitty) and daughter (James), a relationship that threads in and out of their practice, in ways visible and not. Each, for instance, is the other’s first viewer, first critic. Their resolutions are their own, however, and distinctive. To illustrate, James, citing the image of cars as an “overlap,” described her interpretation as surreal and psychological while Mitty’s were junkyard finds, and emotionalized, poeticized.