The Milliken Art Gallery at Converse College will host an exhibit of works by Jeremiah Miller January 10-February 7. Miller will present a discussion in the gallery February 7 at 3 p.m. and a closing reception is scheduled for that evening at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Milliken Art Gallery at (864) 596-9181 or send an e-mail.
“I respond naturally and personally to my familiar environment,” said Miller. “The finished work is a synthesis of information that I gather from the subject and the intuitive choices that I make during the process of painting. Painting is more than a way to tell a story or depict a scene. Painting is about everything. Everything includes the pigment and brushwork and canvas as much as the subject.”
A native North Carolinian, Miller is noted for his paintings of the Carolina and Virginia landscape. His work is distinguished for its sensual brushwork, vibrant color harmonies and visceral textures. Miller’s paintings of out-of-the-way places in the wild evoke a mood of silence and solitude and tend to dissolve into abstraction. In the Milliken Gallery, he will exhibit his large landscape paintings of familiar places, people, and things as well as a few drawings.
His works have been exhibited in more than 40 one-man shows and are represented in numerous corporate and private collections in the United States and 11 other countries. His collectors include the Deland Museum of Art (Deland, Florida), The South Carolina State Collection, Wake Forest University, George Washington University, Prudential Life Insurance Company (Newark, New Jersey) and IBM (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina).
In 2000, Miller was one of 57 artists selected to take part in the nationwide project “Artist and Communities/America Creates for the Millennium” for which he directed the Tennessee Project. He has conducted school residences and community art projects throughout the Southeast, and has served as Artist-in-Residence at Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock, North Carolina), Wilkes Community College (Wilkesboro, North Carolina), and the Kershaw Fine Art Center (Camden, South Carolina).