Charleston designers and art dealers Michael Mitchell and Tyler Hill were hardly a surprise choice for the 2019 Southeast ambassadors for Style Library, home to British heritage brands Zoffany, Harlequin, Sanderson, Morris & Co., Scion and Anthology. The Mitchell Hill proprietors’ role encompasses curating spaces and installations for Style Library throughout the year, including the 15th annual Design on a Dime at the Metropolitan Pavilion in April and an ingenious new collaboration with gallery mainstay Denise Stewart-Sanabria. Inspired by fashionable fabrics from the archive, the artist’s latest hyperrealist oil paintings (below) combine components of the classical still life (fruit in the foreground, for example) with lush reproductions of Style Library motifs–Zoffany’s Darnley Toile Tiger’s Eye, Harlequin Momentum’s Kienze Shimmer and more–as their backdrops. The four works, all of which are available for purchase, will anchor vignettes in the King Street showroom through the end of June.
PHOTOS: VIGNETTE, COURTESY DENISE STEWART-SANABRIA; PORTRAIT, COURTESY MITCHELL HILL
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