Dan Miller: Large Drawings at Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

“Diagnosed with autism, and a few conventional verbal communication skills, Miller has developed an intensive body of work that employs language as its fundamental subject and departure-point. His extraordinary drawings take the form of accumulations of descriptive texts, alphabets, and numerical sequences. (The texts often have strong biographical references, e.g. acknowledging specific Bay Area locales, and aspects of his immediate day-to-day life and family history.) Typically superimposed on top of one another, these individual words, numbers, and phrases start to merge, creating all-over fields of partially obscured and often illegible texts.

Juxtaposing formal methodologies (e.g. the use of indexical language and alphabetical and numerical systems, and repeated motifs such as light bulbs and books) with dynamic, yet highly disciplined drawing and mark-making, Miller’s drawings intuitively combine both conceptual and expressive approaches, to create a truly idiosyncratic hybrid form.”

-Matthew Higgs, Director, White Columns

Dan Miller: Large Drawings at Ricco Maresca Gallery

June 17 through August 20, 2010 – Opening Reception Thursday June 17, 6:00-8:00pm

Ricco Maresca Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY, 10011