Started in 1994 and still in progress, John Miller’s work The Middle of the Day brings together hundreds of pictures taken between noon and 2 p.m. From this project, Shooting Log provides a retrospective diary. The artist revisits his work through ten pictures taken in 1994 and drawn from his vast corpus, including his very first picture. It's impossible to define the subject of the pictures, the real subject « between noon and two » remaining irreparably invisible.
Image rights: ©2009 John Miller and mfc-michèle didier
Produced and published in 2009 by mfc-michèle didier
About John Miller
John Miller engages in wry sociological investigations of American culture and consumerism. Known for his signature 1980s assemblages encrusted in brown impasto, in 2008 Miller began entombing objects like severed heads, toy guns, and crabs in imitation gold leaf, creating objects that at first seduce the viewer with shimmering surfaces but ultimately present a quasi-apocalyptic vision of everyday life. In a 2012 exhibition “Suburban Past Time,” Miller transformed a gallery into a bizarre public space, using wallpaper, carpet, filing cabinets, and fake “natural” objects used to hide pool pumps in suburban backyards.
American, b. 1954, Cleveland, Ohio, based in Berlin, Germany & New York, New York