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FOR HIS FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION in London and his first solo show with Gagosian gallery, Tyler Mitchell is presenting a new series of transporting photographs of Black figures that blend the serene with the surreal. Made this year, the images were captured among the natural landscapes of upstate New York and staged in studios in New York and London. Born in Atlanta, Mitchell is based in New York. His practice focuses on constructing counter-narratives to the assumptions, expectations, and constraints that often weigh overwhelming on young Black people. Toward that end, Mitchell’s images visualize physical and emotional freedom and joy in the everyday. Describing the new body of work, Mitchell has said: “Collectively, these moments become figments of an imaginative psychic state of being, one in which radiance, resistance, restraint, comfort, and full human agency exist.” CT

 

“Tyler Mitchell: Chrysalis” is on view at Gagosian London, from Oct. 6-Nov. 12, 2022

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TYLER MITCHELL, “Cage,” 2022 (archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches / 127 x 101.6 cm), Edition of 3 + 2 AP. | © Tyler Mitchell. Image courtesy the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Gagosian

 


TYLER MITCHELL, “Chrysalis,” 2022 (archival pigment print, 50 x 45 13/16 inches / 127 x 116.4 cm), Edition of 3 + 2 AP. | © Tyler Mitchell. Image courtesy the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Gagosian

 


Installation view of “Tyler Mitchell: Chrysalis,” Gagosian London, 2022. | Artwork © Tyler Mitchell. Photo by Lucy Dawkins

 


TYLER MITCHELL, “Tenderly,” 2022 (archival pigment print, 20 x 16 inches, 50.8 x 40.6 cm), Edition of 3 + 2 AP. | © Tyler Mitchell. Image courtesy of artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Gagosian

 


TYLER MITCHELL, “A Glint of Possibility,” 2022 (archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches / 127 x 101.6 cm), Edition of 3 + 2 AP. | © Tyler Mitchell. Image courtesy the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Gagosian

 

TOP IMAGE: Installation view of “Tyler Mitchell: Chrysalis,” Gagosian London, 2022. | Artwork © Tyler Mitchell. Photo by Lucy Dawkins

 

BOOKSHELF
“Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good,” the artist’s first major monograph, accompanied his first solo exhibition presented at FOAM in Amsterdam and the International Center of Photography in New York. A striking portrait by Tyler Mitchell covers “The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion.” The volume showcases Mitchell’s work along with 14 other rising fashion photographers and accompanies an ongoing traveling exhibition organized by the Aperture Foundation and curated by Antwaun Sargent.

 

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