Carcosa, 2018 Graphite and color pencil on paper, 83.5” x 49” Photo: Jeff McLane
Odd Ark • LA is pleased to present Between Planets, an exhibition of new drawings by Adam D. Miller. The show will open January 12 and remain on view through February 24, 2019. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 12, from 4:00 to 8:00pm
The exhibition focuses on 4 large-scale vibrant and multi-colored drawings arranged on one wall of the gallery. Drawn with colored pencil on paper, Miller’s works are the result of repetitive and deliberate mark-making similar to chisel marks on carved stone. The results are a combination of patterns and geometric shapes that are tightly organized to compose a quilt-like matrix whose sectional elements comprise a whole. As the patterns expand and contract simultaneously pulling the viewer inward and outward, large shapeshifting faces emerge and like the ancient carvings on Easter Island, they reveal little.
In the works of Miller, there is a sense that these forms are archetypal, permeating through the strata of time, from our ancestors hallucinations and pareidolia, to the distortions of our own image reflected in the black mirror of our current tech-gnosis. Through art and archetypes, knowing one’s self charts a path to finding the ‘Others’.
A limited edition artist book has been produced to coincide with Between Planets featuring full color reproductions of the works in the exhibition with text by Benjamin Weissman, and an excerpt from a short story by Robert E. Howard.
Adam D. Miller (b. 1982, Bellevue, Washington) lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts from The California State University of Sacramento in 2005. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Arkansas, Texas and Japan. Miller has had solo shows at Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery in Los Angeles and Rocksbox Contemporary in Portland, Oregon, amongst others.
Gallery Hours: Friday 2pm-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12am-5pm
*Also by appointment
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