'Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still Life tradition'

John Mitchell often pairs found ceramics with other media and then places them in odd settings. (an actual mouse hole, outdoor objects used inside, museum collections). For the 2009 installation Dawn Chorus birdsong twittered throughout the gallery as if the colourful ceramic birds that he had collected and positioned around the room, as well as on a tiered shelf, had all united in song.

Michael Petry