Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sue Miller: I Know You Rider

Persephone, 2012-2013, Acrylic on Paper, 5 3/4 x 5 3/4"

Sue Miller dreams her paintings. I don't know how else to put it. She doesn't so much paint dreams or dream of paintings, as she fuses the experience of dreams and painting together so that they become one. It is impossible to tell where one begins and the other let's off. You could even say that her paintings set dreams in motion, which is more than just saying that they are the stuff of dreams.

In the Intervening Years, 2009-2012, Acrylic on Paper, 7 1/2 x 7 1/2"

And yet for the most part they seem very simple. Simple with a myriad of complexities. Simple the way an egg looks simple until you examine the way light and shadow tell its story. Light and shadow tell Sue Miller's story. Light and shadow in a conversation without end. This is the murkiness of dreams. This it the murkiness of Sue Miller's paintings.

In a Way, 2011-2012, Acrylic on Paper, 7 3/4 x 8"

If you are in a hurry or distracted or looking for something else, you cannot and will not see them. They require a centered mind. A spiritual mind. A curious mind. If you are in a mood, in the mood, they await you. They take time. They aren't just slow, and not fast, they refuse to share themselves with anyone who needs a quick fix. They have too much respect for themselves.

Landscape for Allan, 2007, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 9 x 12"

But if you have a feeling for the joys of nuance, if you can linger with an aroma, slow dance in the moonlight, watch a cloud take shape, shift again and again, and then disappear, then this work is for you. If you can muse and marvel and release yourself to timeless, endless space, and you would enjoy paintings that can go that distance and beyond, then this work is for you. If you can imagine watching a rose uncurl itself, and are looking for a coach and rider to deliver you to the land of dreamy dreams, then this work is for you. Bon Voyage.

Annie's Days, 2000-2001, Acrylic, mixed media on Canvas, 18 x 18"

Addison Parks
Spring Hill

Pippen's Birches, 1998-2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 9 x 12"

Ararat II, 1984-1986, Acrylic on Canvas, 50 x 66"

No comments: