2/28 - 3/31
Artist Liz Miller’s work will be displayed in a solo exhibition titled “Requisite Beguilement” in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University from Feb. 28 – March 31. A lecture with the artist will take place on Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m., and a reception will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the same day. The exhibit is free and open to the public, as are the lecture and reception.
Miller’s mixed media installations re-contextualize simplified shapes, signs and symbols from disparate historical and contemporary imagery to create abstract fictions. Her use of felt, foam and other tactile materials further complicate questions of source, masking the identity of forms while allowing them to inhabit both sculptural and two-dimensional space.
“Although more recent works have departed from the wall, becoming much more sculptural, an allegiance to drawing and painting is still there–through the creation of shadows on the walls, the interplay between 2D and 3D, or simply the controlled backdrop that the wall provides,“ Miller says about her exhibition.
Miller earned her MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Minnesota and a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has started teaching installation art at Minnesota State University where she has also taught drawing for nine years. Visit lizmiller.com for more information about the artist and to see images of her work.