Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Past: John Miller

"The stupid comedy of our anthropomorphized figures... their odd hollowness standing in for all the blood and guts that should be splattered. That we actually identify, sympathize, with them, these reflections we adorn our stores with. What use does a culture have for fake images of ourselves? The Doryphorous has a reason, an idealization, a mannequin, devoid of his saleables, none."

"There's Yves Klein blue and John Miller brown, a color so untranscendent as to castrate any pretense of art's higher plane, reminding us of our earthly rope tethering bowels to earth. Miller blockades, belittles, our azure sky fantasy with the lesser order, everything we would prefer to forget immortalized over what had been our vacations, from drudgery."

Richard Hoeck and John Miller at Meliksetian | Briggs
John Miller at Barbara Weiss
John Miller at Institute of Contemporary Art Miami
John Miller & Dominik Sittig at Nagel Draxler
John Miller at Meliksetian | Briggs