Famous Accountants is pleased to present Matthew Miller: the magic black of an open barn door on a really sunny summer day, when you just cannot see into it, on view from April 30 to June 5, 2011. Five of Miller’s iconoclastic self-portraits will be on display.
“Unsurprisingly, given the evident meticulousness of his paintings, Miller works slowly and deliberately, and may return to a single painting again and again over the course of several months to perfect a single crucial line. Enthralling results reward the painstaking effort. Miller’s work exudes what I would call the drama of subtlety. In two small self-portraits, for example, visually minuscule divergences – the adjustment of an angle here, a brushstroke there – yield alter-egos in quite stark opposition: one vulnerable and probably gentle, the other impervious and latently threatening. As with his previous work, the depthlessly opaque background in these paintings serves to focus the viewer all the more tightly on the figures themselves and to anchor their qualities in space and time. In Matthew Miller’s art, whether he looks inward or outward, both heart and precision flourish.” — Jonathan Stevenson
Matthew Miller was raised as a Mennonite in rural Pennsylvania.
Opened in October 2009, Famous Accountants is a Bushwick gallery that has been written about in the Art in America, New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, L Magazine, Village Voice, New York Press, Time Out New York, BushwickBK, Hrag Vartanian, Bloggy, and Brooklyn Based. Organized by Famous Accountants Matthew Miller: the magic black of an open barn door on a really sunny summer day, when you just cannot see into it is the twelfth exhibition at the space.
Famous Accountants 1673 Gates Avenue Bushwick, Brooklyn 917-309-3540 L or M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff stop
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