Paul Klein Art Letter/Dennis Lee Mitchell

I own work by Chicagoan Dennis Lee Mitchell whose aberrant approach to art making is highly seductive. His former works in clay where typically fired with a blowtorch, in lieu of a kiln. Still intrigued by fire, Mitchell is making drawings on paper and ceramic plates with smoke, on view at Dubhe Carreno . Translucent, with thick and thin layers of sooty black, Mitchell heightens the degree of difficulty in his works by braking the ceramic platters before he draws on them with smoke and then recombines them. Obviously he loves the process as well as the results, because it takes dozens of attempts before he is pleased with the texture and aesthetics of a given peace. Sinuosity at its best.

There are other strong exhibits, but these are the ones I liked the best. Thanks very much!
Paul Klein