"One Bar Electric Memoir": Harland Miller's Abstraction of Language

Jul 07, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017White Cube Gallery, London

"One Bar Electric Memoir" is a new solo show by Harland Miller that will open on 7th of July @ White Cube Mason's Yard in London. The show will consists of two new series of paintings by British artist and author who is best known for his exploration of the combination of image and text.

After years of almost exclusively painting large-scale, realist paintings of vintage Penguin book covers, Miller recently started a new series that include his own designs inspired by the highly saturated, geometric covers of popular psychology books from the 1960s and 1970s. These works were first introduced at his Berlin solo show last year and will be continued with his upcoming London exhibition. Combining the signature bold book titles, with his name stated as the author, the artist is highlights the relation between the text, language and sardonic sense of humor as the core of his practice. Along with these, artist will be introducing a whole new series of bright paintings featuring the outlines of letters in a range of typefaces and colors. Minimizing his recognizable concepts to only few heavily textured symbols, Miller is deconstructing letter's symbolic value and is abstracting the language itself. —Sasha Bogojev

Photos by White Cube (George Darrell)

On view from July 7— September 9, 2017