Max Miller

“Out Of The Wilderness”

November 21, 2019 - January 11, 2020

City Art is pleased to announce our newest exhibition from artist Max Miller entitled “Out Of The Wilderness”. An opening reception will be held during Vista Lights Thursday November 21, 5 – 9 pm. The exhibition will remain on display in the main gallery for the remainder of 2019. The insight and singularity of Millers work will both enchant you and create admiration for his proficiency. These are not merely pretty paintings as they cause the viewer to revel in the unexpected qualities of his composition, subject, and depth of thought in their creation. We encourage you to visit City Art for a truly enlightening look at Max Miller.

“As an artist I use my art to illuminate rather than to obfuscate. This is true no matter what medium my muses guide me toward. Through constant work over the past eighteen years I have learned to push past self-imposed plateaus and to go full force into whatever interests I have artistically, always eschewing style for internal revelation instead. My proclivities forever lead me towards realistic art featuring figures, narratives, and symbolism, and this is where I pleasantly tread the line between comfortable and challenged. The function of artist as a communicator is timeless; and the ability to artfully represent what resides in the mind is a powerful, and necessary role. I sincerely believe in the creation of the illusion of three-dimensional space on a flat surface as one of the true magical achievements of humanity.

The body of work on display in “Out Of The Wilderness” represents a collection of paintings spanning the past five years. This has been a transformative time for me as I’ve taken on the responsibilities of parenthood and grown into a fully self-sufficient professional artist held in a diverse and broad group of public and private collections. The “wilderness” denoted here is emblematic of the flailings of young adulthood, the unsure paths of bourgeoning artistry, and the unsteady directions a creative life can take one. For once I feel I’ve forged a rudder out of my talents to set me on a straight and true path, leaving the wilderness behind for civilization at last.” – Max