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548 West 28th St (6th Floor, Suite # 632)
10001 New York City
May 1st, 2007 - May 19th, 2007
Opening: May 5th, 2007 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

(212) 414-4040
Tue-Sat 12-6

Viridian Artists, 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, is presenting a second solo exhibition of sculptures by the artist, Marilyn Mazin Miller. The exhibition will be open from May 1 through May 19, 2007 with the reception on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 4:30-7PM. Miller, whose work emerges from a piece of clay, has cast her creations in bronze and stainless steel with other sculptures made of painted clay.

By manipulating a simple mass of clay, Miller has molded moving, sensuous forms and figures. Imagine Brancusi's "Bird in Space" evolving into a dancing figure-almost a Whirling Dervish-moving with graceful poise. Or his "Endless Column" developing into Miller's statuesque serpentine stainless female figure,"Reflection". Can we imagine Henry Moore's "Reclining Figure" or "Moon Head" reaching out from its restful pose to capture an exuberant gesture? This may all seem plausible, but Miller's work is not deriviative. Her pieces are unique and spontaneous, as she is constantly moving from representational to abstraction.

From both a fine and performing arts background, Miller developed from a craftsman as a jewelry designer and ceramicist to a mature sculptor. As she states, it is the "living quality of clay" from whose simplicity evolves an earthy grandeur.

Ed McCormick recently stated in 'Gallery and Studio, "it is (her) sense of levity, of good humoured grace and upbeat affirmation, combined with the formidable format quality of her pieces, that make Miller a supremely positive presence in contemporary art".
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