Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, May, 2017

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Raygun Projects, Toowoomba, Australia

 

Black Box: A traveling exhibition of postcards by international artists. May – July, 2017

Curated by Arvid Boecker

Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany

 

DAVID T MILLER, March 4, 2017

Cellini Studios and Gallery, Ambler, PA

Very grateful for the opportunity.

 

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, January, 2017

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

NIAD Art Center, Stanley Hall, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, January, 2017

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Apothecary, UTC Art Department, Chattanooga, TN

 

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, January, 2017

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Volunteer State Community College, Nashville, TN

 

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, January, 2017

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Classroom Gallery, Coventry, England

 

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, December, 2016

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, England

 

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, December, 2016

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

The Front Street Building, Dayton, OH

 

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, December, 2016

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

 

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, October, 2016

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany

 

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, September 15, 2016

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Shared by Brian Edmonds

Curating Contemporary

Very pleased to be involved.

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Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) .v2, September 2, 2016

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Corridor Projects (divisible), Dayton, OH

Excited to be part of this.

fictionv2

 

DEAD OR ALIVE, April 15, 2016

Curated by Cande Aguilar

Galeria 409, Brownsville, TX

Thrilled to be part of this.

Dead Or Alive

 

Megalodon, November 8, 2015

Curated by Nick De Pirro

Hosted by Proto Gallery

Hoboken, NJ

Very flattered to be invited.

Megalodon 8

 

Process/Result, November 6, 2015

Curated by Tom Duimstra

337 project space

Grand Rapids, MI

Very happy to be part of this..

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Pulp Painting, September 12, 2015

Hosted by Valerie Brennan

Studio Apothiki

Paphos, Cyprus

Thrilled to be represented in this event.

Pulp Painting 8

 

GOING BIG, July 30 – August 28, 2015

Curated by Susan Carr & Suzan Shutan

Central Booking, LES, NYC

Very flattered to be included.

Going Big WordPress

 

The Small Pop Up Gallery Presents David T Miller, July 6, 2015

Curated by Stephen B. MacInnis

The Bookman, Charlottetown PEI, Canada

Many thanks to Stephen for including me.

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Acquired, April 25 – May 17, 2015

Inaugural exhibition featuring 56 artists works from the collection of artist and gallery director Brian Cypher.

Occasional Gallery, Peterson Rd., Burlington, WA

Very pleased to be part of this group.

Aquired 8in

 

Family Ties: Brooklyn/Dallas, April 11 – May 3, 2015

Curated by Bonny Leibowitz & Julie Torres

500X Gallery, 500 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX

Very flattered to be included.

FamilyTies BD 8in

 

NYC Salon Showcase: A Weekend at the Old Gem, February 27 – March 1, 2015

695 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Presented by Arts@Renaissance,

Very happy to be part of this.

The Old Gem

 

Chill, Zen, Funk & Twang, January 19 – February 19, 2015

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Thrilled to curate an exhibit of such outstanding artists. Very thankful for their participation and to Brian Edmonds for providing me the opportunity.

Ian White Williams, Gabriel Luis Perez, Jessica Simorte, Paul Nagle, William Lawler, Lyle Carbajal, Tom Duimstra, David Myrvold, Lorri Ott, Jason Rohlf, David Pollack, Melissa Jean Gibson, James Lambert, Rosaire Apple, Brian Edmonds, Max Manning, Nick DePirro, Stephen B. MacInnis, Adams Puryear, Julie Alexander, Helen O’Leary, John McKie, Julon Pinkston, Ludovic Dervillez, Cyndy Goldman, Mandy Lyn Perez, James Prez, Julie Torres, Tim Schwartz, and David T Miller

CZFT

 

South of No North, East of No West, January 7 – February 28, 2015

Ky Anderson, Paul Behnke, Karl Bielik, Valerie Brennan, Clayton Colvin, Brian Cypher, James Lambert, William Lawler, Meg Lipke, Dale McNeil, David T Miller, Amy Pleasant, Peter Schulte, Vicki Sher, Julie Torres, Sabine Tress, and Rebecca Young

Curated by Brian Edmonds

Lowe Mill Arts, 2211 Seminole Drive, Huntsville, AL

Very pleased to be part of this.

A full color catalog is available for order here.

Brian's Book Cover

my work (photo by Brian Edmonds)

my work (photo by Brian Edmonds)

 

New Work City, January 5 – January 11, 2015

Curated by Julie Torres

Momenta Art

56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY

Very happy to be included in this. Nice way to begin 2015!

New Work City image

 

THREE SELECT, November 7, 2014 – January 3, 2015

Metropolis Collective

17 West Main St., Mechanicsburg, PA

Very pleased to be part of this.

Metropolis Collective Show

 

White Hours, October 4, 2014

Hosted by Valerie Brennan, Bridget Fahy & Akis Vladimirou

STUDIO apothiki

Paphos, Cyprus

Thrilled to be represented in this event.

White Hours

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SECOND FAMILY, September 24 – 28, 2014

Family Style Collective

Curated by Julie Torres

2 Rivington St., LES NYC

Very happy to be part of this event.

Family Style

Family Style image

My painting

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OFF THE WALL. The Terrace 9th Annual Open 2014. London

Curated by Karl Bielik

August 9, 2014

Very honored to be included in this exhibition again this year.

Offthewall

My piece

My piece

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DO IT YOURSELF, May 30 – June 1, 2014

Bushwick Open Studios, 2014

Organized by Julie Torres

195 Morgan Ave. (Formerly 3rd Ward), Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC

So pleased to be part of this event for the 3rd year. This year the invited artists also curated shows. I’m very grateful to Susan Bricker, Will Hutnick, Shawn Powell & Jen Shepard for allowing me to assemble a show of their outstanding work. I am eternally thankful to Julie Torres for including me again.

DIY1

My work

My work

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Fiction (with only daylight between us) May 26 – 30, 2014

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

The Neon Heater Gallery, 400 1/2 S. Main St., Findlay, Ohio

I’m very flattered to have been included in this event.

Fiction1

My work

My work

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PAIR 

FORTY PAINTINGS, TWENTY PAINTERS

Curated by Ian White Williams

December 7, 2013 to February 9, 2014

PROTO GALLERY

66 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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It was very exciting and gratifying to be included in this wonderful show. I am very humbled and proud to have had my work exhibited beside some of my favorite painters. It was a wonderful way to end 2013 and to begin 2014.

Pair Front

Pair Back

my work

my work

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SPIN?ART. October 5 – 13, 2013

I had the good fortune to be included in this very nice show curated by Will Hutnick and hosted by Patricia Maldonado.

LOFT 594, 594 Bushwick Ave. 2nd. floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11206

I enjoyed exhibiting with such exciting artists and I loved the theme of the show as stated by Will:

 Spin? Art. explores the ways in which artists reference and incorporate the act of “play” through process, intention or form.  The game and challenge-oriented approach to each artist’s practice, when combined with elementary shapes and primary colors, feels at once carefree and jubilant, eerie and calculated.  These artists shrewdly use humor to both examine a longing to reconnect with intimate childhood memories and experiences, and to broadly address our cultural relationship with nostalgia.

SPIN?ART.

SPIN?ART. Postcard by Peter Shear

My work

My installation

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ARTISTS UNITE: PROJECT FISHTOWN September 6,7 & 8, 2013

The Hatchatory, 2628 Martha St., Philadelphia, PA, 19125

I’m very honored to have been included in this exhibit. The event was organized by Howard Brotman.

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NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T. The Terrace 8th Annual Open 2013. LONDON

August 31, 2013

So pleased to be included in my first exhibition abroad. This fantastic event was organized by the one and only, Karl Bielik.

My piece.

My piece.

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WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU, Parallel Art Space May 31 – June 30, 2013

I was very fortunate to be included in this show as part of Bushwick Open Studios, 2013. The amazing Julie Torres invited a group of international artists to collaborate with and exhibit the work of local Brooklyn artists, alongside their own. Again, I am most honored by Julie’s invitation and for Brooke Moyse’s willingness to exhibit her work next to mine. Participants included (invited artist names on left with their selections on the right):

Julie Alexander – Jamie Powell

Karl Bielik – Henry Samelson

Valerie Brennan – Rodney Dickson

Brian Cypher – Michael Voss

Jack Davidson – Frank Holliday

Brian Edmonds – Patricia Satterlee

Justine Frischmann – Clinton King

Erin Lawler – Lael Marshall

David T Miller – Brooke Moyse

Lucy Mink – Chris Moss

Sean Montgomery – Yadir Quintana

Melanie Parke – EJ Hauser

Julia Schwartz – Sharon Butler

Peter Shear – Katherine Bradford

Wilma Vissers – Tatiana Berg

Ian White Williams – Paul Behnke

Douglas Witmer – Alex Paik

Pier Wright – Meg Lipke

Stephen Wright – Ky Anderson

Plus: Liz Ainslie, Lauren Collings, Saira Mclaren

Please see the beautiful book published by Wilma Vissers at Blurb.

Brooke Moyse & David T Miller

Brooke Moyse & David T Miller

Photo by Douglas Witmer

Photo by Douglas Witmer

Photo By Douglas Witmer

Photo By Douglas Witmer

Photo by Douglas Witmer

Photo by Douglas Witmer

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WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU, NORTH May 26 – June 30, 2013

This was a fantastic experience at Imogen Holloway Gallery in Saugerties, NY. It included many of my friends from last year’s ALLTOGETHERNOW show in Brooklyn and many of the same friends participating in the WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU show in Brooklyn at Parallel Art Space. This was organized by by the incomparable Julie Torres and hosted by the lovely Diane Dwyer. This show featured:

Julie Alexander

Karl Bielik

Brian Cypher

Brian Edmonds

Justine Frischmann

Erin Lawlor

David T Miller

Melanie Parke

Peter Shear

Ian White Williams

Pier Wright

Stephen Wright

The group. Photo by Lorna Milburn

The group. Photo by Lorna Milburn

David T Miller

David T Miller

Photo by Lorna Milburn

Photo by Lorna Milburn

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Thank you to Stephen B. MacInnis for including me on his very informative site.

Painter’s Progress, Works in Progress, by Stephen B. MacInnis

Have you met… David T Miller?

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Interview on ahtcast.

Thanks to Phillip J.Mellen for including me in his delightful series of podcasts.

Click the image below for the post.

David T Miller on ahtcast

David T Miller on ahtcast

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Install shot at Douglas Witmer’s new studio.

Douglas installed this and photographed it for me as a surprise. It was a very nice surprise indeed.

Photo by Douglas Witmer

Photo by Douglas Witmer

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Green Line Cafe, Locust, Feb. 5-Mar, 27, 2013

Another opportunity provided by Douglas Witmer was giving my work a second show at the Locust Street location of the Green Line Cafe. Thank you Douglas for curating and installing this exhibit.

Photo by Douglas Witmer

Photo by Douglas Witmer

Photo by Douglas Witmer

Photo by Douglas Witmer

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Java Jive at Green Line Cafe: Paintings by David T Miller, Nov. 23, 2012-Jan. 31, 2013

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This was a great opportunity offered by Douglas Witmer, painter extraordinaire, to exhibit some of my paintings at his Green Line Cafe in Powelton Village, Philadelphia, PA. I am most grateful.

Artist Reflection

My current work is not about anything. It is simply a call and response practice of placing marks and color on a surface. I essentially collaborate with myself. I begin a number of pieces and set them aside on to dry. l pick one up and add some sort of embellishment and put it back down. I pick up another and do the same thing until I get to a point where I don’t feel compelled to add further embellishment. Eventually the whole group reaches a state of “completion” in my mind. I tend to view the groups as representing a month’s work of activity.

I enjoy looking at the groupings after they have been made trying to learn more about myself, my process and my practice. I’m often surprised by the habits and characteristics I see. I never intended to make so many dots and don’t think of myself as painting dots when I’m doing them. Dots, stripes, triangles, circles, saw teeth and edges are not things I intended to use and they are not things I think about as I paint, but they have become integral to my current vocabulary. I recently noticed the Oaxacan wood carvings I have in my house that I take for granted and realized the apparent influence I had overlooked.

The grid display is another accidental, but characteristic I’ve observed. That is how I arrange things that I am working on and that is how things are displayed on the gallery page of my website. Last summer I participated in the All Together Now collaboration exhibit in Bushwick organized and curated by Julie Torres. I spread my work out on the floor of the gallery in the same grid relationship I had originally organized at home. Julie didn’t edit or change a thing. She wanted the same grid on the wall. At the time I wasn’t cognizant of what was going on in my own practice. Julie inadvertently helped me learn something about myself.

The same can be said about the collaboration idea. When I participated in the group collaboration process in Bushwick I realized my personal process was identical to that outlined by Julie for the group.

So – Thanks to Julie Torres for helping me learn more about myself. Thanks to Ian White Williams and to Douglas Witmer for hanging my work. And BIG THANKS to Douglas Witmer for allowing me to show my work in his very cool space.

photo by Douglas Witmer

photo by Douglas Witmer

Photo by Douglas Witmer

Photo by Douglas Witmer

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ALLTOGETHERNOW May 31 – June 3, 2012

I have no idea where to begin in describing this awesome experience. I was extremely fortunate to be invited by the wonderfully amazing Julie Torres to participate in this collaboration and exhibit in Brooklyn It was part of the Bushwick Open Studios extravaganza. Rather than attempting to explain and describe I will post several things. The response and coverage in the blogosphere continues to amaze me.

The initial flyer was designed by Yifat Gat

Peter Shear’s image was used on the flyer during the show.

Coverage on blogs included:

Two Coats of Paint

Painters’ Table

Bushwick Daily

ArtSlant

Brian Edmonds featured participating artists on his site, Curating Contemporary

Inga Dalrymple’s Undercover Painter

Arts in Bushwick

ArtCat

The Great Gray Bridge

Times Newsweekly

Huffington Post

Even made it to the Pacific Northwest on Joey Veltkamp’s blog, Best Of

Colab video by Stephen Wright

Frankie Norstad’s awesome documentation


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No Zen Within: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, March 15 – May 15, 2012

I was very pleased to have had a one-person show in the Art In The Storefront Gallery in Ambler, PA. I exhibited 22 paintings. Thanks to Ian White Williams for surprising me with the card posted above. Below is the statement i posted.

Artist Statement

I returned to my personal art practice about 3 years ago. I had periods of activity over the years but life usually had the upper hand and I wasn’t successful in keeping up with my own work. When I resumed my art making, I found myself in a completely different place. My earlier work tended to be content oriented; it was about something: politics, relationships, dance, sports, etc. I think that was a reason I was sporadic. I had lost interest in painting as personal commentary.

My current work is not about anything other than a call and response approach to placing marks and color on a surface. I have more fun and I’m far more prolific than ever before. My practice and life now exist in a comfortable relationship.

I’ve been very fortunate to have a couple very supportive friends who encourage me (as do my wonderful wife and sons). The title of this exhibit is the result of a fun and pivotal conversation from about a year and a half ago. I was showing 4 large blue canvases (which have been painted over and are included in this exhibit) to Ian White Williams and Tim Schwartz. At some point they began to respond to other things in my workspace with more interest and curiosity. Somebody said that the blue canvases simply were not me. The quote I heard was “you’ll never be Zen, you need to stay with your twang.” I had to process that for a second, but I became very excited because I realized that I had been slipping into the trap of trying to make something that represented a type of painting rather than the act of painting. I was also reminded how fragile the personal practice can be and how important it is to get feedback.

Much of my current inspiration comes from the international community of abstract painters on Facebook. I am able to look at fresh paintings that I enjoy, and I have benefited from feedback by painters I admire on an almost daily basis. It is mind-boggling to be able to work in my little basement in Ambler, PA, while participating in a global network of like-minded painters.

photo by Ian White Williams

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Faction at the University of Dayton: October 3 – 24, 2011

I was very fortunate to have been invited to participate in this project Curated by Jeffery Cortland Jones. I was not able to attend, but there were some videos which are posted below. Other artists were:

Chris Ashley . Oakland . California
Timothy B. Buckwalter . Albany . California
Ron Buffington . Chattanooga . Tennessee
Marc Cheetham . Upper Saddle River . New Jersey
Brian Cypher . Burlington . Washington
Scott Grow . Indianapolis . Indiana
Matthew Langley . New York . New York
Daniel Levine . New York . New York
Lorri Ott . Cleveland . Ohio
Jon Poblador . Phoenix . Arizona
Danielle Riede . Indianapolis . Indiana
Don Voisine . Brooklyn . New York
Ken Weathersby . Montclair . New Jersey
Michael Willie . Normal . Illinois
Douglas Witmer . Philadelphia . Pennsylvania
R.C. Wonderly . Las Vegas . Nevada

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10.1.11

It occurred to me that I should update this page just in case somebody other than me might happen to read it.

I started this blog after the urging of Ian White Williams. I think his exact words were, “dude you need to put your work on a web page.” I had experienced a long period of inactivity regarding my own art making and, as a high school art teacher it was far easier for me to give advice than to follow it. I suppose I was simply afraid of failure and of not being a real artist, whatever that is. Sounds silly, but looking back I know it to be true. If one of my students said that I would tell them how ridiculous that sounded and repeat my Beuys/Warhol mantra that everybody is an artist and everything is art if you want it to be. I would tell them to get over themselves and to just make more stuff. It was good to have Ian point out my contradictory behavior.

When I began making things again I became better at working with the unknown and the unexpected. I totally embraced the non-objective and lost any interest in making anything that looked like something. I also made an agreement with myself (and Ian) that I would just make things and post them regardless of how they turned out. “Quality” is something I strive to push from my mind. I don’t want to worry about good, bad, being confident or insecure. I just want to make things. I like the act of making and try not to get too caught up by the resulting artifact. By posting the artifacts I put them into a public realm and I have to live with it for better or worse. I think this has been good for me.

I gained momentum when I would occasionally receive feedback from other artists I didn’t know, but whose work I admired. Vincent Hawkins was one of the first people to comment on what I was doing. So then I had Ian and Vincent and that made me want to make more stuff. I began to obsessively follow blogs and websites of artists I admire and realized I enjoyed looking at their work as much or more than the older, established artists in books and museums. When I finally discovered the community of artists I like on Facebook all hell broke loose. I had so much more to look at and to have favorable feedback from people in the global community blew my mind and encouraged me further. I also had to step back and realize the danger of working for acceptance or compliments.

I have no doubt that my work appears scattered and lacking in focus. I couldn’t begin to identify any quality that might be unique to me. I try not to think about it and simply make more work. I love working in the vein of color field, but I also love scraping, staining, scumbling and rubbing with my fingers. I love heavy texture, but I swoon over a thin wash or vague pencil mark as well. I could make black works for the rest of my life and often think I should, but then I wipe or spill some color onto something and I find myself going there instead. I usually make things small enough to scan because I’m a lousy photographer so I can’t share my larger pieces.

I didn’t realize for a while that I was working in an approach that was series oriented. It occurred to me that I was making 10 of these and 10 of those. Then I would return to something I liked and make 10 more in that direction. I’m very influenced by my time working at the Kansas City Art Institute when I became impressed by Ken Ferguson telling a potter to “throw 200 hundred tea bowls and then we’ll talk”. I don’t make 200, but I’ll make 10 or 20 things and then look at them. I then quickly post them to my blog and move on before I think too much about what I did or didn’t do.

I said more than I intended to say, but I might not have said anything at all.

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3.9.10

I am a father, husband, high school art teacher and an artist living and working in Ambler, PA. I am always learning how to be those four things in a whirlwind of shifting priorities.

This blog represents a significant shift in my direction as an artist. At some point my art making ceased to be about and/or of something. Now it is a habit of mind, body and spirit. That is all. I think I might have accumulated enough life experience to begin to understand what that means, maybe not. I really enjoy not knowing. Questions are far more inspiring than answers.

My influences are many, but they have shifted from art work to work habits in many ways. I am indebted to my family and my students. I will be forever grateful to my colleague and friend, Ian Williams, for support unlike that I’ve ever before experienced.

3 comments
  1. vincent hawkins said:

    hello David,
    I SO concur with the above statement!!
    Saw this last night and think you may be interested in it too ! It questions a lot of questions but like you i prefer the questions

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/10154775.stm

    • Vincent, I appreciate your response and the article certainly resonated with me. I’m looking forward to the final day for my students so I can focus more on making my own work and looking more at others. I enjoy your work very much. Very inspiring.

  2. Hi David, great work, and a wonderful blog

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