Richard C. Miller: Portraits
Concurrently, the gallery will present an exhibition of photographic portraits by Richard C. Millercreated from the 1940s - 1960s in Southern California. In the spring of 2009, Miller's career was given long overdue recognition in the form of an exhibition at the Getty Museum. As a practitioner of the exceptionally stable-- yet technically difficult-- color process known as carbro printing, Miller's work was positioned adjacent to an exhibit of one of the masters of that technique, Paul Outerbridge. The exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery will feature a selection of carbro prints from the 40s, including a very early image of Norma Jean Dougherty (Marilyn Monroe) on the beach. In addition, the exhibit will include a number of vintage prints of film luminaries photographed very unconventionally, sometimes in extreme close-up, such as in his haunting, almost surreal image of Stanley Kubrick with one eye closed, and the other glaring and direct.