Monday, June 02, 2008

Baltimore Artist Kyle Miller

June 3 through June 28, 2008
Constructions and small reliefs constructed out of paper and painter's materials by Baltimore artist Kyle Miller. Invited by guest curator, Tom Block

Join us for the opening reception: Friday, June 13, 6:30 pm to 8:30pm

"I had the pleasure of learning about Kyle's work when we were in a group show entitled: 'Connections: Collage and Assemblage,' at the Carroll County Arts Center in Westminster, MD. I was struck by his pared-down color aesthetic, combined with the personal manner in which he built his assemblages. His color sense, while working with a very restrained palette, was refined and evocative (two words not often associated with nearly monochromatic work) and his small boxes were all built from materials salvaged from his 19th century Baltimore townhouse. While referential to Joseph Cornell, his work seemed even more personal, as it used very little of the kitsch and banal images taken from pop culture, working to build a more intimate sense out of the pieces of his everyday existence.

Between that time -- March 2007 -- and now, Kyle has become a new father, and I am excited to see how this rather life-changing inflection point in his path has effected his work. It is a pleasure to have Kyle agree to travel down to Silver Spring from Baltimore, and share his unique vision with us here at Space 7:10."

—Tom Block