Allyson Mitchell Artist Talk

Allyson Mitchell mixes heavy portions of pop culture and feminism to shape an autobiographical body of work out of abandoned crafts and used textiles.  From January 18 - 22, 2016 Mitchell will be working in residence at Temple Contemporary with a selection of students from a range of disciplines across Tyler School of Art and Temple University.  These students, along with Mitchell, will engage in a haptic process of exploring the conditions and emotions of non-medicalized depression.  Through an exploration of materials, readings and shared bodily experiences this private study group will shape a free and public experience tonight at 6pm. 

Allyson Mitchell is a Toronto-based fiber artist working in sculpture, installation and film.  She is an Associate Professor in the School of Women's Studies at York University and represented by Katharin Mulherin Contemporary Art Project.  Mitchell has exhibited her work in prestigious museums around the world including Tate Modern, The Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Her talk and residency are generously co-sponsored by the Fibers & Material Studies department and Temple Contemporary