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For the photographs, Mitchell used fishnet stockings, a no-frills blue dress and a pair of aptly named Public Desire clear plastic boots (aka glass slippers) as props.In some photos, she places herself in an ambiguous, attic-like space, confined like the Cinder girl. Gallery in 2009, and every November since 2012 she has mounted her own solo show.
According to a Pew Research poll released last October, 59 percent of Internet users think that online dating is a good way to meet people, while 36 percent of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner, according to dating site Zoosk, are going online to find a match. Mitchell's seven distinct bodies of work comment on the broader experiences of women seeking male partnership in the digital age. Experiences limited to the internet and those taken to the next level meet in this exhibition.Vermont users are no doubt familiar with seeing their faces in Tinder's graphic epicenter accompanied by the text "There's no one new around you." Mitchell has placed her own small screenshot within the multiphoto frame.Urban women are less likely to see that message — or so many photos of men posing with fish.
Vermont Tinder is rampant with those images, Mitchell says — as if fishing were a de rigueur display of manliness here.