John Miller

A Bridge Of Tradition, Group 1, 2009

Imitation gold leaf, assorted objects, fiberglass
Dimensions Variable
Edition 2/2

In 2008 Miller began gilding junk using gold leaf in his wall reliefs and standing sculptures. Gold architectural objects and household items arouse a primal attraction to metallic glimmer; the eye is drawn, magpie-like, to the glinting surfaces. However, upon closer inspection, the gold-covered objects appear cheap and even somewhat apocalyptic. Playing on authenticity and falsity, the works demonstrate Miller’s ambivalence towards capitalism and the value of art in consumer culture.

Other example Rubell Family Collection – Expo1: NEW YORK, MoMA PS1, 10/2013

Exhibitions:
“John Miller, Olaf Breuning, Tony Matelli”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow. Mar – Jun 2014

Publications:
Catalogue. “John Miller, Olaf Breuning, Tony Matelli”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 2014.




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John Miller