Joshua Mitchell
I want to make a painting that reads as a painting.
But also maybe not.

I want to make a painting that walks a line between painting and drawing.
That walks a line between the colors, between an object and an image, and treats both as possibility.

A painting that suggests a place between the pulling of ambivalent extremes.
A middle ground.

A milder zone of being.

I want to embrace this “kind of just enough” place.
Embrace incremental steps, small tight forms of knowledge,
and a modest cognizance of paintings limitations as well as it's evocative power within the context of life's uncertainty, brevity and seductive mystery.

I'll be gone soon.
My paintings and trailing’s will be too.

This awareness has to be built into the work that I want to make.