26 - July 25, 2004
of us who have followed John Miller's career over the past fifteen or
so years know that he is one of those artists who has worked in a multitude
of manners. He has painted scenes of everyday life that bring to mind
the works of the social realist artists of american 1930s; and he has
made other paintings, in the same very direct manner, of such stereotypical
or "stock" images as butterflies, fairies and devils--images
that look almost as if they were clipped directly from children's storybooks.
He has made simple pencil drawings of real estate, uninflected renderings
of the interiors and exteriors of a wide variety of abodes. Then there
are photographs, taken during the middle of the day when the sun is positioned
directly overhead, casting its unflattering light on a seemingly endless
variety of human activities and locales. He has worked with found objects,
covered in gold leaf, grouped together in assemblages and sometimes slathered
with, or buried in, a deep brown impasto."
Jeffrey Charles Gallery is pleased to present 493 KB From the Administered World an exhibition of new work by John Miller. Miller recently completed two solo shows in the US "Everything is Painted Brown" Metro Pictures, NY and "Total Transparency" Richard Telles Fine Arts, Los Angeles. He was recently featured in Artforum: April, 2004 Portfolio/John Miller "Middle of the Day" Bob Nickas, pp. 132-137. This is his first solo show in the UK. The work that makes up this exhibition relates to Miller's on going analysis of on-line dating. The show consists of a group of 8x10" photographs superimposed with text from personals ads, also three large graph posters that plot analytical data gained from Miller's own research through direct participation with internet dating sites, and an accompanying essay written for the show. The photographs show sites located within a ten mile radius of Jeffrey Charles Gallery.
has exhibited internationally over the last 30 years predominantly in
the U.S. and mainland Europe. Recent solo shows have been held at Metro
Pictures, New York, PS1, New York, Richard Telles Fine Art, LA and Galerie
Praz-Delavallade, Paris. An earlier sculpture by Miller was shown in Mike
Kelley: The Uncanny at Liverpool Tate. Changing contexts characterizes
not only where Miller lives and works, dividing his time between New York
and Berlin but also his dual roles as an artist and critic. In the mid
80's Miller worked as the U.S. editor of the British magazine Artscribe.
He now contributes regularly to the Berlin based journal Texte zur Kunst.
John Miller is represented in the USA by Metro Pictures, New York, and
in Europe by Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Galerie Christian Nagel,
Berlin/Cologne, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin and Galerie Praz-Delavallade,
and Sundays 12-6pm or by appointment