People, Place & Time
3 March - 2 April 2016
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"People, Place & Time", a retrospective exhibition of sculpture by Ross MILLER, consists of figurative works, abstract pieces, anecdotal mise-en-scènes and architectural bas-reliefs. They continue the exploration of the human form and its relationship to man-made cultural environment—the themes that are central to Miller’s work.
Sculptures pay homage to the artists who had influenced Miller’s stylistic development. They also reflect his travels to Spain and Italy, Northern Africa, and South America, the art and culture of which permeate his artistic output.
The exhibition is remarkable for the variety of materials utilised by Miller in his sculpture. They showcase the diversity of Miller’s artistic expression, and include works in bronze, ceramics, and ciment fondu on granite, red gum, and sandstone bases.
Miller says about his current show: “The sculptures in this exhibition relate to people; people who have been significant on my artistic journey; people who have influenced and inspired how I see my world; our world, past and present.
“They are PEOPLE from a variation of PLACE and TIME. Some have become the subject of my work. Some have influenced my choice and interpretation of the subject, and others have made an impact on my artistic style.”
Ross Miller has exhibited regularly since the 1960s in Australia and Canada. His works were included in curated group shows at the Mildura Arts Centre, Knox Arts Centre, British Columbia Artists Society in Vancouver, Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. Miller’s sculptures have been acquired by public, tertiary, and private collections in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and Italy.
Between the early 1960s and late 2000s, Miller had also maintained a distinguished career as art teacher in regional Victoria (Yea, Bayswater, Berwick, and Narre Warren) as well as in the prestigious tertiary institutions in Canada (Ontario and Vancouver).
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