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Brad Miller: Stones & Object Relations Theory

C-File Feature: Brad Miller

July 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Southern California-based sculptor and ceramic artist Brad Miller’s latest exhibition Brad Miller: Stones & Object Relations Theory at Edward Cella gallery (July 22 – August 19, 2017) aligns with his keenness and curiosity for organic forms and our psychoanalytic relationships to them featuring lichen-like texture and hand-made stones. Recalling this layered frenzied energy in his Venice Beach studio, Miller physically interacts with his work applying layer after layer of slip and paint, firing, torching, sanding, tumbling and grinding away the layers. This graduall process reveals their temporary condition as objects that change according to the needs of those who use them. Employing methods of abstract expressionism and conceptualism, Miller orchestrates accidents to build forms that mirror found stones and paintings that could be sculptures in an exacting manner.

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Feature: Brad Miller

July 22, 2014 - C-File

Brad Miller, a sculptor and ceramic artist based in Southern California, is clearly fascinated by organic forms. The title of recent shows by Miller and a monograph published in 2011 by Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, Primordial Algorithms, alludes to the inspiration he finds in nature: microscopic and macroscopic, tangible and intangible.

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Ceramics Magazine: Brad Miller Review

July 22, 2012 - Judy Seckler

Brad Miller's Solo Exhibition "Brad Miller: Primordial Algorithms" at the Edward Cella Art + Architecture gallery in Los Angeles, California, has brought together a combination of works that richly express the beauty and order of molecular systems found in nature. Similar to painter Georgia O'Keeffe, whose flower paintings famously enlarged structural details in nature in an intimate way, Miller shines a micro light on his ceramic cosmos. The exhibition curated by Cella from 23 April to 28 June, 2011, included 25 paintings in addition to the four sculptures and 19 platters and bowls. 

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