Artist Mike Mitchell is a chronicler of modern culture — a steadied hand depicting each superhero and popular icon with a scientist’s eye for detail. For his upcoming show at Mondo, Mitchell has looked at Marvel‘s comic book heroes as a new species, catalogued in his exhaustive and ongoing encyclopedia that is his ‘Just Like Us‘ and ‘Portraits‘ series. He’s a new version of Darwin in the Galapagos in more than just vague hyperbole.
So far only a cluster of Mitchell’s work for his upcoming solo show at Austin’s Mondo Gallery has been released online, but Mitchell is a dedicated preserver of our modern culture and it’s been said the show will have more than 60 new works on display. If you’re in the Austin area, go. If not, find a way to go.
Mike Mitchell x Marvel opens at the Mondo Gallery Friday April 25th 2014, 7PM – 10PM