EASTON A. MILLER
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"We exist in a culture of non-sequitur status updates as a mode of defining our lives, and I take no issue with where we've found ourselves. Physical interaction is less frequent than self definition through statements that can only exist out of context from anyone's life that isn't the person broadcasting it. To maintain a practice that follows a linear thread seems incongruous to how we absorb information. As a result, my work can seem disparate, but that is who we are now. A world of double screening maniacs that can't sit through a movie without checking our phones. If you still need to view an artist's practice under a unilateral light - you're off base with how we all exist and process information. Essentially, I make portraits of circumstance. All of the work from the last few years follows the same method. I carry a small notebook with me every where that I go. Whenever I hear something interesting, hilarious, upsetting, etc - I write the quote down in the aforementioned book. I then use various materials to create a visual representation of these phrases/quotes. I see the works as 'portraits of circumstance' - both the situational honesty from where I've drawn the original content, and the shifted meaning once these phrases are placed in a fine art context. There are also aesthetic and material nods to artists and designers that I feel embody the sentiments I've chosen to portray."
- Easton

"Miller's practice is heavily invested in the intersection between the individual and the communal. A range of found and chosen materials are used to make work that cross-pollinates between sculpture and painting with humor and intelligence. Relying on blocks of visual information the works celebrate the battle between candor and an observed restraint. This combination can be heavily symbolic but also delicately paired with a more acute sensibility to paint and its role in the work. Familiar materials serve as a structure to establish a relatable conversation between the artist and the world he tries to acknowledge in a meaningful way. This continual exploration into the hybrid of mediums allows for an active and at times odd blend of object and illusion." - M.G.