January 7 — February 10, 2012
Fish and Fowl
Steven J. Miller’s small-scale acrylic paintings are straight landscape paintings of an imagined, not too distant future in a world that may or may not be our own. The familiar objects and places (cities, trains and houses) in the paintings are integrated with the unfamiliar (islands shaped like thumbs and fantastical twenty-third century architecture.) The paintings are rendered with precise lines, and color is utilized to emphasize the flatness of the picture plane. His attention to the precision of the paintings lend an Eastern sensibility to the work. While the form of the paintings nod to an Eastern style, the content consists of a distinctively Western narrative.
Steven Miller is a Texas artist who received his M.F.A. from the University of North Texas and currently resides in Denton,Texas. Mr. Miller is a recipient of the Fulbright Memorial Scholarship in 1998, which involved an extended study/travel opportunity inJapan. He has shown extensively throughout Texas and was featured in the 2011 New American Paintings Western Edition published by the Open Studios Press, Boston, MA.