Sarah Gee Miller - Peripheral Vision

Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2-5 pm

Sarah Gee Miller presents her latest works, rooted in the school of hard edge abstraction, what she thinks of as “warm modernism” so prevalent along the west coast from Los Angeles to Vancouver, from the surfboard gleam of California to the mystical abstraction of late Lawren Harris. She is somewhere in the middle of these, attempting to master the economy of form, high key colour and smooth surface planes, she acknowledges the more organic, quasi-transcendental art of the modern masters.

Her work is concerned with clarity and equilibrium, ever-present in geometric abstraction, totemic constructions and the dualities of the hard edge. These two things both obscure their volcanic energy behind imposed order and can be combined in new and interesting ways, as can be seen in her most recent works.

Sarah Gee Miller finds collage painting allows her to express her ideas most effectively. This involves cutting painted shapes and affixing them to a surface. She transforms fonts into stylized forms, transfers them to styrene, an industrial plastic, and cuts this malleable material into her desired shapes. Ellsworth Kelly said, “the form of my painting is the content” and to this Miller would add “the technique is itself the language”.

She is always interested in pushing the materiality of her work through experimentation, whether through adding pattern through chemical reactions, or adding low relief, what she calls “topographical collage. In the end, she is able to generate a certain level of visual excitement and unpredictability while maintaining a cool, op-like detachment. Sarah Gee Miller lives and works in Vancouver, BC. She has participated in several group shows and solo exhibitions. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections across Canada, Britain, the United States and Australia and has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine.

September 5 - 30, 2017

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The Beachcomber’s Daughter
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mixed media on panel (40x30 in) 2017
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The Skeptic Fields
Sarah Gee Miller
mixed media on panel (40x30 in) 2017
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The Place Where it Happened
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Apostatic
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Oracle
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A Bird in the Hand
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Sold
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Depth Charge
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mixed media (48x48 in) 2017
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Wave Variance
Sarah Gee Miller
mixed media (48x48 in) 2017
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The Brill Sound I
Sarah Gee Miller
mixed media (40x30 in) 2017
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The Brill Sound II
Sarah Gee Miller
mixed media (40x30 in) 2017
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Peripheral Vision
Sarah Gee Miller
mixed media on panel (48x36 in) 2017
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Manual of Forgetting
Sarah Gee Miller
mixed media on panel (48x36 in) 2017
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Counting Down the Hours
Sarah Gee Miller
mixed media on panel (48x36 in) 2017
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Core Samples IV
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arcylic, gesso on PVC (58x3.5 in) 2017
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Core Samples III
Sarah Gee Miller
acrylic, gesso on PVC (72x2 in) 2017
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