Daniel Milewski
American, born 1978
Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2013
The Umpire,
Nina Johnson
2011
Bhakti Baxter, Daniel Milewski, Marcos Valella,
Nina Johnson
Hard Poems in Space: A Collaboration with NDS,
Nina Johnson

Using found objects—such as tie-dyed t-shirts, found photographs, and discarded wood—Daniel Milewski produces sculptures, works on paper, and video installations through which he explores social structures, popular ideologies, and the tension between the extraordinary and the banal in common objects and daily life. Milewski’s works, like his influences, range widely and carry references to popular culture and art history. The nature of art-making, and the position of the artist in society, are undercurrents running through much of his output. Chester Copperpot (2009), for example, is a sculpture composed of variously sized wooden planks lashed together with red plastic wrap and titled after the eponymous character in the The Goonies (1985), a reclusive scavenger whose quest for treasure leads the protagonists on their own adventure—much as the artist guides the viewer down twisting …

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