Gilman Contemporary presents Neo-Pop artist Greg Miller who will be at Gallery Walk Friday, March 11.
Drawing from his archives of vintage magazines and photographs from his road trips across the US, “The Backside” is a further expression of the memes of Miller’s childhood.
(Sun Valley, Idaho—March 2016) Gilman Contemporary announces Greg Miller: The Backside, an exhibition of Miller’s latest series of mixed-media paintings. Greg Miller will be in attendance at the opening night Friday, March 11, 2016. Drawing from his archives of vintage magazines and photographs from his road trips across the US, “The Backside” is a further expression of the memes of Miller’s childhood: gorgeous women, classic-cars, found topography and comic books. In particular, this series references the aesthetics of Walker Evans and discovering back roads and forgotten towns and the treasures of Americana that are found once off the beaten-path. Greg Miller’s paintings hang in personal and public collections including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, the W Hotel, and Pixar Animation Studios He has also received numerous awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. At his heart, Miller is an American painter, preoccupied with signage and the fusion of word and image. From its origins, American society has been built on the struggle of humans with things. At first, those things were in nature. Then they were made of nature. Then they were made of pictures of nature. And then they were made of pictures of things, and nature became almost superfluous. But once we realized that we overlook nature at our own peril, we became conscious that our things had become pictures of things, and the artifice of art became a mirror for the art of artifice. This is where Pop Art came in. And Pop Art is where Greg Miller comes in. – Peter Frank