We’re excited to announce our upcoming show, The Great Escape by Byron Bay artist Diana Miller.
6 – 8pm, Thursday April 22
April 22 – May 4
Sales are now open. The catalogue is available to download below and all works are available to shop online (please scroll down).
Miller’s new works are expressive abstract paintings that sing with an experimental colour palette; they are simultaneously energetic and soothing. Each painterly composition is abuzz with brushstrokes in every direction, anchored within a loose puzzle of shapes – sometimes amorphous, sometimes loosely geometric – woven together with a web of free and intuitive line work.
Miller describes the work as “a way into a multitude of escapist worlds, far removed from our current collective reality and also quite removed from my previous painted work. The bright colours and often obscure compositions are intended to help transport the viewer into alternate realities, where the oppressive reality of Covid is not, and freedom is a given.”
The Great Escape is an exhibition of uplifting work; these are positive paintings. The colours are often warm, the compositions are soft-edged. Miller has revisited the positive times in her life and channelled them into her paintings.
“These works revisit my childhood, my lucid dreams, my meditation practice and my youthful years travelling overseas.” It is Miller’s intent to lift the mood of the viewer. “It’s an escape into other worlds in which to lose oneself, if only momentarily.”