At Bergamot Station…The William Turner Gallery hosted an opening art party for Once Upon A Time by Greg Miller. The event took place on June 10, 2023. Not to worry if you missed the art party, as the exhibition will run through August 12, 2023.
Growing up in northern California, Miller’s grandfather would take him on road trips to ghost-towns around Lake Tahoe. While exploring the decaying homes people had abandoned, he was struck by the resourcefulness used to gild the walls with collages of old magazines and newspaper clippings. These archaeological ruins were a foil in contradiction with the tinsel of the aspirational advertisements dressing their walls. Subsequently, Miller became a collector of vintage magazines, newspapers, zines and popular culture which he utilizes today as a part of his medium.
Once Upon A Time, Greg Miller
The exhibition’s title comes from the work Once Upon a Time. It illustrates many of the themes, and techniques characteristic of Miller’s oeuvre. Central to the image is a black-and-white painting of a vintage Hollywood city-scape during its “Golden Age.”
About the Artist
Greg Miller (b. 1951) was born in Sacramento, California and holds a Master of Arts Degree from San Jose University as well as a Graduate Degree from UCLA. Once a long-time Venice, California resident, he currently resides in Austin, Texas.
His work is featured in numerous museum and private collections, including those of: the San Jose Museum of Art, Newport Harbor Museum, Crocker Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum, Riverside Art Museum, Frederick R. Weisman Foundation and Charles Saatchi Foundation. The Get Go, a volume of his writings, photography and paintings was published in 2010, and the first comprehensive monograph of the artist, Signs of the Nearly Actual, was published in 2009.
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On view: June 10, 2023 – August 12, 2023
What: Once Upon A Time, Greg Miller
Where: William Turner Gallery, E1, Bergamot 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90404
When: Runs thru August 12, 2023