Currently on view through July 14.
We are all longing for a way to understand each other across space, time and geography. With this new collection of paintings, Sarah Gee Miller continues her investigation into the way colour and shape interact in wondrous ways. Her work is largely concerned with clarity and equilibrium, those optimistic elements ever-present in classic geometric abstraction. Yet there is also a biomorphic energy arising in her work, a sense of warmth and vitality that comes from these new, more organic paintings. Miller has discovered that precision and intensity are not mutually exclusive, but can be formed into its own internal logic and language, accessible to everyone who takes the time to stand and look and think.
Miller was born in Maine, but has lived the majority of her life on the west coast of British Columbia. To her, there is a particular Canadian form of modernism, a kind of futuristic tribalism hewn from a very young country whose identities must both derive from and transcend the wilderness around them. This often takes the form of bold colour, emblematic design and an unflagging sense of singularity. Miller was thinking a lot about this as she made this series of paintings.
“I’m hoping to provide, by embracing this northern modernism, a sense of calm and elation in these divisive and challenging times.”
Long View Gallery is located at 1234 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Visit the gallery online at www.longviewgallerydc.com or contact the gallery by phone at (202) 232-4788