Gallery Shchukin presents Paton Miller: Selected Works 1985-2015
September 17th, 2015- October 29th, 2015
Gallery Shchukin, NYC
(New York, NY) Gallery Shchukin presents Paton Miller: Selected Works 1985-2015 a retrospective of the life and times of Paton Miller. Miller, born in Seattle in 1953, is based in Southampton, NY. He is a staple artist on the east end of Long Island, yet his life and art is far from sedentary. A world traveler since 1973, Miller absorbs the environment around him, and in turn paints the world he knows. His series of oil and charcoal paintings of landscapes, seascapes, and figures are informed by his personal experiences and ingrained in his being. Miller explains, “The process for myself starts with the events that shape my life. When I was a little boy, I drew caricatures of my family. There was never a dull moment so there was much to lampoon.” His travels to India, Iran, China, Costa Rica, France, Spain, and so forth, only enhance the catalogue of imagery Miller constantly draws upon. He recalls, “As a young traveler in Asia and Europe, I was struck by the power of the centuries old frescoes and how the patina of time made them even stronger and more curious.” Miller’s work, though primarily informed by reality, has a mystical and allegorical undertone, of which he endlessly reworks with age and wisdom.
Paton Miller: Selected Works 1985-2015 strives to seize the spirit of adventure, and how, over time, Miller conveys those soul-shaping experiences. Some, read the newspaper at the breakfast table, Miller, rather, sketches, and rarely is without his tools to create. Miller’s dedication to his craft has gained him over twenty solo shows in New York City and various group exhibitions throughout his career. His work can also be seen in permanent collections such as the American Embassy of Abu Dabi and The American Embassy of Bogata. He has had pieces exhibited at The Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY and The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY.
In conjunction with Paton Miller’s works, the theme of travel and adventure continue with four additional works by artist Jamie DePasquale, known best as the principal assistant to Roy Lichtenstein for over forty years. DePasquale now will display his original work, which is largely influenced by his own journeys and sense of adventure.
Location: Gallery Shchukin. 524 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
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