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Industrial Realism

Frank Miller Exhibits at Quicksilver

November 3óDecember 10, 2006

The Quicksilver Mine Co. presents a solo exhibition by Cloverdale assemblage artist Frank Miller beginning November 3rd. Millerís show, Industrial Realism, will continue through December 10th.

"Contextual Work #37" by Frank Miller
"Contextual Work #37"
mixed media, 56" X 48", 2006

Millerís constructions are created using parts from carefully disassembled electronic devices: VCRs, DVD players, old radios, TVs, and computer keyboards. Most of the objects gleaned from these discarded machines are plastic and some are metal. Painting these bits and pieces with iron acrylic paint and oxidizing solution, Miller then glues a myriad of these small objects down onto large painted panels, forming reassembled compositions that are thick and dense, archaeological and surrealistic. Painterly renditions of far off horizons, distant sunsets and blue skies fill small voids in these assembled works, pulling the viewer through a world of industrial castoffs into the future.

Frank Miller, currently Director of Exhibitions and a founding member of the newly formed Cloverdale Center for the Arts, moved to Sonoma County in 2000. Previously he served as a curator and later director of the Orange County Center of Contemporary Art in Santa Ana. He has exhibited his found object artwork at the L.A. Artcore Union Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, the Sulkin Secant Gallery, Santa Monica, the Greenwood Chebithes Gallery in Laguna Beach, and Sonoma Museum of Visual Art in Santa Rosa.

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"Contextual Work #35" by Frank Miller
"Contextual Work #35"
mixed media, 66" X 54", 2006

An Artist Reception for Frank Miller
will be held on Sunday November 5th from 3ó5pm.

"Contextual Work #36" by Frank Miller
"Contextual Work #36"
mixed media, 80" X 60", 2006