Lesley Mitchell's mixed media work Death of Orpheus: Rainbow Serpent has been chosen as part of a works on paper show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Alumni Gallery.
Rainbow Serpent is one of her extensive series on the Death of Orpheus theme, all of which are mixed media works including intaglio or relief prints, monotypes. collage and drawing.
Jurors Anne Minnich and Sarah Hunter had this to say about the nine artist show:
The chosen work is representational in nature and offers a contemporary response to still life, interior space and the figure. It addresses narrative, and asks the viewer to question the nature of art and its relationship to our intellect, perceptions, desires, motivations, specifically and to the larger community and world, in general. We hope that the grouping connects the viewer to the time we live in with all its mundane, mysterious, tragic, joyous, confusing, humorous, desperate and ultimately life-affirming aspects.
Reception Wednesday, Dec 7, 5:30 - 9 pm