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Referencing both art history and national parks, “Wild Olympia” by Michael Paul Miller explores the preservation of external and internal wilderness.

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In "Wild Olympia," Michael Paul Miller explores the preservation of external and internal wilderness, referencing both art history and national parks. Circular shaped paintings of grand wilderness are interrupted by negative space drawings, breaking up traditional landscape imagery. Like Tondo paintings of the Renaissance, the works reference an eternal Utopian vision, while …

In "Wild Olympia," Michael Paul Miller explores the preservation of external and internal wilderness, referencing both art history and national parks. Circular shaped paintings of grand wilderness are interrupted by negative space drawings, breaking up traditional landscape imagery. Like Tondo paintings of the Renaissance, the works reference an eternal Utopian vision, while simultaneously showing the tension of idealized spaces being broken open or pulled apart.

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805 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR, US