Opening Reception for Annie Miller's smells like marcelle

Feb 21, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

pinks and mauves and lavenders make up tangle of bodies
Simone, 2019. Oil and oil stick on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

Annie Miller: smells like marcelle

February 21 – April 20, 2019

Thursday, February 21
Courtyard Gallery

Annie Miller’s paintings abound with slippages and reflections and explore the erotics of the gaze. smells like marcelle includes large-scale paintings, a video installation and a site-specific wall drawing. Here, fragments of vision separate and mirror themselves, switch angles, saturate and bleed color. As one moves between the paintings and videos motifs recur like fetishes or obsessions and the careful eye might capture a moment of familiarity or a sense of déjà vu. In her wall drawing, the gesture of a grand pair of disembodied hands offers an invitation to look behind the curtain, at a private world within. 

Annie Miller’s work explores a space of sensuality and desire; the longing to touch, to penetrate, to hold and make contact and the inherent failure or displacement of this longing. Miller holds an MFA in Painting from The University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from California State University Fullerton. She has exhibited throughout the country and currently lives and works in Austin, Texas where she is a lecturer in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University.

Organized by Jessi DiTillio, 2017–18 Visual Arts Center Curatorial Fellow.

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