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Jeffry Mitchell


  • Sheldon Museum of Art R St & N 12th St Lincoln 68508 (map)

Jeffry Mitchell

July 22, 2016 through November 27, 2016

Jeffry Mitchell, La Toilette

A cast of animal, plant, and human characters make regular appearances in Jeffry Mitchell’s ceramic works. They might be seen as stand-ins for the artist himself, or possibly as representing facets of Mitchell’s experience growing up gay in a working-class Catholic family.

The objects on view in Sheldon’s Focus Gallery come from a larger series by Mitchell of twenty-four works referencing the hours in a single day. The forms resemble those of intimate-scale dioramas or theatrical stages and are also reminiscent of medieval reliquaries.