Allison Miller @ Susan Inglett Gallery

Allison Miller, Untitled, 2013, pil, acrylic dirt and pencil/ canvas, 66 x 60 in
Allison Miller, Untitled, 2013, pil, acrylic dirt and pencil/ canvas, 66 x 60 inches (courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery)

John Yau reviews an exhibition of new work by Allison Miller at Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, on view through October 19, 2013.

Yau writes that Miller "seems intent on interrogating the languages that make up painting, on exploring what makes a shape look like a thing, and when it is simply understood as layer of paint. It is as if she wants to get to that place where language hasn’t hardened into this or that way of reading — a fluid realm where there are no names of categories for everything we encounter. By mixing up various connotations, she reaches a place where distinctions between the visceral and visual collapse, where we are looking at dirt as color, surface and thing."