ART 3 at NADA NEW YORK presents ANTHONY MILER: 12 PAINTINGS

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ANTHONY MILER: 12 PAINTINGS

May 14 – 17, 2015 VIP Opening: Thursday May 14, 3 – 6 pm Public Opening: Thursday May 14, 6 – 8 pm

Brooklyn, NY, April 27, 2015 – ART 3 is proud to announce its participation at NADA New York, May 14-17, 2015, at Pier 36 | Basketball City, with emerging artist ANTHONY MILER: 12 PAINTINGS.

 
ANTHONY MILER: 12 PAINTINGS is a rotating solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Miler. On each day of NADA NEW YORK four-day run, ART 3 will show three different works by this emerging talent. Doing so, the curators hope to convey the dynamic character intrinsic to Miler’s unique style of portraiture, which is as feral as the mixed-media concretions that give it shape.

Miler approaches his canvasses in order to labor, not to please. His artistry stems from what he terms a “linear” or drawing perspective, where the tactility of his materials (mainly oils, acrylics and spray paint) develops an almost sculptural quality that confronts viewers bodily. Rather than rely on presenting illusionistic perspectives, Miler’s paintings occupy a realm distinct from the images they portray, underscoring the sense of immediacy that sets him apart from his contemporaries.

The signal quality of Miler’s work relates, in part, to how he presents the human face. Faces appear motley in Miler’s work, even obscured, which does nothing to frustrate the feelings of tenderness they evoke. We are forced to care for them, to look at them, to consider them seriously, however much we might want to dismiss them.

Along with the sculptural materiality of his work, viewers are drawn to certain recognizable features (a nose, a mouth, but especially eyes) that captivate our attention by seeming to suggest something beyond the painting itself. While seemingly schematic, even absurd, the nakedness of the faces Miler renders is far from caricaturing anything.

Ultimately, a compositional whole is realized where face, body, and environment become a synthetic gestalt. The characteristic aspects of each tumble over into life, in all its haphazard directedness. In this manner, Miler invokes a conversation without having to fall back on the ungainliness of delivering a message

by Jeffrey Grunthaner

“One can see in Miler’s canvases and works on paper an affinity for the brutally reduced forms of the CoBrA Group, the insistent informality of Art Brut, or echoes of the forceful brushwork of Abstract Expressionists like Franz Kline, Philip Guston, and Willem de Kooning.” – Serena Qiu

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ANTHONY MILER (American, b. 1982 in Toledo, Ohio) Brooklyn-based Anthony Miler received his MFA in painting from the City College of New York, CUNY in 2008, and also studied in the UK at the Central College Abroad and the London Metropolitan University in 2004. He has exhibited work at Ziehersmith, New York; Thierry Goldberg, New York; Regina Rex, Brooklyn; and Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark, among others. Press mentions include Architectural Digest (September 2014), the ARTSY Editorial Series (August 2014), and Sanat Dunyamiz Magazine (2014). In 2014, ART 3 mounted his first solo show in New York, titled “The Grisaille Paintings.”

ART 3 opened in Bushwick in May 2014 near Luhring Augustine, created by Silas Shabelewska, formerly of Haunch of Venison (Christie’s) and HN Gallery in partnership with Monika Fabijanska, former Director of the Polish Cultural Institute in New York. Detailed information about the artist: http://www.art-3gallery.com/artists/anthony-miler and https://www.artsy.net/show/art-3-art-3-at-nada-new-york-2015 Please contact ART 3 info@art-3gallery.com for inquiries, images and interview requests

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