We are pleased to announce Bouquet, an exhibition of new work by Andrew Millner. There will be a reception on Friday, April 7th, from 5 - 8 pm.
Andrew Millner's work explores the traditional theme of floral still-life with a contemporary method. His gestural pieces process the subject through layers of different technique, each obscuring the original image with the artist's hand until only its essence remains. The resulting work combines digital prints with traditional paint medium to render a familiar form in a multimedia context.
Bouquet continues Andrew Millner's investigation in the language of line, the physical qualities of paint, and the play between art and living things. As with all of Millner's work, the investigation begins with photographs of botanical subjects and steps through a succession of artistic mediations. First as a digital contour drawing, then as a print that emulates pencil on rice paper, and finally as a dance of unspooling acrylic. Each step imparts its own qualities to the contours of the original bouquet, an amalgam of the physical and the ephemeral.
Andrew Millner is a St. Louis-based artist with a BFA from University of Michigan. His work has been exhibited at galleries nationally, most recently at Foley Gallery in New York, NY, and William Shearburn Gallery in St. Louis, MO. His work has been included in several private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Saint Louis Art Museum, as well as a number of corporate collections, including Microsoft and Fidelity Investments.