HackelBury is pleased to present a special solo exhibition of works by celebrated British artist Garry Fabian Miller for Paris Photo, Prismes.
The presentation will include works from throughout Fabian Miller’s career, including early plant pieces and recent abstract works. New large-scale works reflect innovation in the artist’s practice as his remaining stock of Cibachrome paper passes its expiry date, forcing his darkroom era to come to a close after 45 years of image making. Thus works shown at Paris Photo will be part of the final chapter of Fabian Miller’s darkroom practise.
Fabian Miller’s dye-destruction process is characterised by long exposures that often last between one and fifteen hours. The result of this process is a controlled, colour-saturated body of work. Conjured from light passed through coloured oils or water on to Cibachrome paper, these photographs glow and resonate as if illuminated from within. His abstract camera-less photography emanates from his relationship to his rural environment and how he views the passing of time in a place that forces a kind of slowing down. His work evokes moments of clarity, depth, and inner focus. Intimately tied to the artist’s experience of nature and sunlight, they have a timeless meditative quality that parallels the quiet labour of their creation.