This monograph of essays explores the fascinating artwork of Creative Growth artist Donald Mitchell. For nearly 20 years, Donald Mitchell's densely populated drawings have filled Creative Growth's gallery and studio with his crowds of unmistakable figures. Cheryl Rivers brings together a group of internationally known writers and collectors to explore the questions raised by Donald Mitchell's work. Essays address topics ranging from the use of repetitive motifs, the context of Outsider Art and an implied 'center,' understanding Mitchell's work in the studio, and exploring the impact Donald Mitchell has had on collectors, artists, and scholars throughout the art world. Right Here, Right Now includes 40 beautiful photographs of rare and exemplary work by Donald Mitchell, drawn from international private and public collections.
About the Editor
Cheryl Rivers currently teaches at the American Folk Art Museum's Folk Art Institute and is a contributor to American Anthem: Master Works from The American Folk Art Museum, The Encyclopedia of Folk Art (2004), and Coming Home! Self-Taught Artists, The Bible, and the American South (2004).
Editor and principal essayist, Cheryl Rivers
with contributors Tom di Maria, Lucienne Peiry,
Frank Maresca, Lyle Rexer and Colin Rhodes
Hardcover 92 pages; 39 color and B/W photographs
Published by Creative Growth Art Center
Published in October, 2004