Famous Accountants

Matthew Miller

Posted in Matthew Miller by kvnrgn on April 22, 2011

 

Matthew Miller

the magic black of an open barn door on a really sunny summer day,
when you just cannot see into it

April 30 – June 5, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 7–10 PM

Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue, Bushwick, Between St. Nicholas and Cypress
Open Sundays, 1-6pm

April 23, 2011 — Famous Accountants is pleased to present Matthew Miller: the magic black of an open barn door on a really sunny summer day, when you just cannot see into it, on view from April 30 to June 5, 2011. Five of Miller’s iconoclastic self-portraits will be on display.

“Unsurprisingly, given the evident meticulousness of his paintings, Miller works slowly and deliberately, and may return to a single painting again and again over the course of several months to perfect a single crucial line. Enthralling results reward the painstaking effort. Miller’s work exudes what I would call the drama of subtlety. In two small self-portraits, for example, visually minuscule divergences – the adjustment of an angle here, a brushstroke there – yield alter-egos in quite stark opposition: one vulnerable and probably gentle, the other impervious and latently threatening. As with his previous work, the depthlessly opaque background in these paintings serves to focus the viewer all the more tightly on the figures themselves and to anchor their qualities in space and time. In Matthew Miller’s art, whether he looks inward or outward, both heart and precision flourish.”
— Jonathan Stevenson

Matthew Miller was raised as a Mennonite in rural  Pennsylvania.

Opened in October 2009, Famous Accountants is a Bushwick gallery that has been written about in the Art in America, New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, L Magazine, Village Voice, New York Press, Time Out New York, BushwickBK, Hrag Vartanian, Bloggy, and Brooklyn Based. Organized by Famous Accountants Matthew Miller: the magic black of an open barn door on a really sunny summer day, when you just cannot see into it is the twelfth exhibition at the space.

Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue
Bushwick, Brooklyn
917-309-3540
L or M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff stop

Open Sundays from 1 to 6 PM and by appointment.
For information, please email: FamousAccountants@gmail.com

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  1. [...] show, featuring the super talented Matthew Miller and five of his iconoclastic self-portraits. the magic black of an open barn door on a really sunny summer day, when you just cannot see into it opens at 7pm tonight, and ends with a very special after party at Café Ghia!  Drink specials, DJ [...]

  2. Matthew Miller's Head | BUSHWICK DAILY said, on August 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    [...] Virtually every prime art publication in the country rushed to review his recent solo show at Famous Accountants, a DIY gallery developed in the basement of a Ridgewood house. Matthew opens the door of the a [...]


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