Джон Миллер

The Temple, 2006

MDF, styrofoam, plaster, papier mache, plastic fruit, plastic and metal kitchen utensils, construction adhesive, composite (metal alloy) gold leaf, and mirrors
4 sections, each part – 144,8 × 86,4 × 152,4 cm

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.

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

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




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