Sarah Gee Miller – The Dialect Series – Toronto June 15th, 2021
We are pleased to announce that a feature exhibition of new works by Sarah Gee Miller opens this Tuesday in Toronto. The Dialect Series will be on display from June 15 – 29th in person.
This sequence of six paintings was made differently from my usual process, which is a careful charting of shapes and colour on a computer until a composition feels right. The majority of thinking takes place long before paint is swashed across the panel. In this series, thought and action are simultaneous, no pre-planning took place. Instead, as I worked, I thought of a conversation between a group of people who do not entirely understand one another, who are prone to miscues and errors as they construct a dialogue. It’s effective sometimes, but then again the gaps and shadows lead to all kinds of interpretation, and it’s in this gray area of guesswork and, I hope, a natural inclination toward kindness, where these paintings live.
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