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Gregory Miller Continuum Opening Reception

Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening reception for artist Gregory Miller’s Continuum on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 5 – 8:30 PM.  The exhibition concludes on November 12, 2016.

A native Oklahoman and Dallasite since 2001, Gregory Miller is known for his sculptural ceramic installations. His style encompasses various forms and finishes to create a metaphoric microcosm of a variety of subjects. Gregory uses an array of clay bodies, ranging from fine translucent porcelain to earthy textural stone-wear, with each piece hand formed and embellished with textures, mixed media and glazes to create the desired effect. These pieces are then combined together to bring about an installation emulating the given subject. Inspiration for his work comes from the natural and built environment. A keen observer of details, Gregory encourages his audience not only to view an installation but to take notice of the variations and nuances of each piece within the group.

Continuum furthers the search for new variations to the forms and surface treatments Gregory has developed over the last four years. Building off of previous series, including his coral, petit four, nebula and others, he achieves works that leave the observer speculating as to their inspiration or meaning.

Gregory Miller received his introduction to ceramics while pursuing a BA in Art History at Oklahoma State University. During this time an exhibition of raku vessels by the famed artist James Watkins, a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, sparked a creative interest in him that continued for three years of study. After graduating, he reignited his interest in ceramics as an art form by taking a continuing education class at Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas. He now has 15 years of combined experience in the ceramic arts.

Gregory’s work is part of numerous private and public collections, including M Crowd Restaurants, Baylor Medical Center McKinney, TCJ Ventures, The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Granite Properties, The W Residences Dallas, Philipe Stark’s The House Residences, Kaiser Permanente in Chino Hills, CA, Boca Rotan Marriott at Boca Center, and Prebys Cardiovascular Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA.

Date

September 10, 2016
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Location

Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art
1415 Slocum St
#105 Dallas 75207

(214) 745-2526

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