An exhibition of new works by Nancy Mitchnick inhabits the lower level. Acclaimed as both a painter and teacher, Mitchnick is known for her bold use of stroke and color to create impactful images depicting a variety of subjects. She masks narrative and illusion with an expressionistic hand, her compositions calling viewers to pause and reflect on a confident dexterity.
Mitchnick is one of the few women to emerge from the 1970’s Detroit Cass Corridor movement. Her work is free of references to aesthetic doctrine and the sociopolitical themes often found in the work of her contemporaries. Instead, her paintings are subject-driven, almost humanizing, and often depict the urban, domestic architecture of the Detroit area.