ON VIEW AUGUST 10 - SEPTEMBER 8
Miller Gallery is pleased to round out its summer program with a carefully curated ode to Summer. Composed of paintings & photography by 6 unique artists and their works - Christy Lee Rogers, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Eduardo Monteagudo, Hunt Slonem, Pam Folsom & Pang Jen, these works were chosen specifically because they call to mind all things Summer.
Featuring a variety of mediums and styles, the works depict lazy days at the seashore, vibrant foliage perfuming the air, splashes of color & little bunnies so vibrant one can't help but smile.
We hope to evoke those last languid days of August, before the air turns crisp, the sun sets earlier, and the days spent outdoors are traded for long nights and falling leaves.
Christy Lee Rogers: a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii, Christy's underwater photography is boisterous in both color and complexity. Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night and creates her effects naturally in-camera using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, water so often associated with magical serenity.
Carlos Gamez de Francisco: Carlos Gamez de Francisco was born in 1987 in Holguin, Cuba and now lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. He is a fine artist, film-maker, fashion designer and illustrator of books. His work focuses on contemporary portraits and landscapes. Vivid in color and line, these uniquely stylized subjects encompass baroque themes painted in contemporary method, unique to the artist.
Eduardo Monteagudo: is an international artist from Spain. He settled in Cincinnati by year 2000 after studying in Barcelona and Paris. He has always been linked to this city where he shows regularly at Miller Gallery. His diverse yet insightful work bears proof of the powerful value that painting retains during this age of technologies and digitalization. His compelling works engage into a visual dialogue intending to restore our reliance on our natural emotional connections with reality.
Hunt Slonem: Originally from Maine, but highly influenced by the places he lived and worked as a youth-a boyhood in Hawaii, teen sojourn in Nicaragua, and his training at Tulane University, New Orleans- Hunt's travels all cemented his passion for exotic creatures and southern charm. Best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, Slonem tends to embrace the ephemeral beauty of nature, a characteristic that brings a nurturing, spiritual effect to his creations.
Pam Folsom: Cincinnati native Pam Folsom is nationally known for her vibrant, energetic oil paintings of familiar scenes, depicting everything from the rolling farmland of the Midwest to the beaches of Florida's coast. For Pam, "These paintings are about slowing down, drinking in the day, stopping to appreciate the moment, and finding the visual language to express what I need to say. Life is intoxicating if you take the time to notice."
Pang Jen: born in Li-yang Kiang-su, China, Pang Jen's oil paintings embody the same celebration of everyday scenes, rendered in an almost pastel color palette. His artwork calls to mind a comfortable feeling of lounging in the sun, viewing the coast from above, or sitting by the water. His motifs, often romantic, consist of woman and child, the Caribbean coast, still life and traditional Chinese boats.