Maria Walker and Charles Miller

Curated by Henry MacMahon

April 3 - April 28, Artists' Reception Saturday, April 6, 5-7pm

Dedee Shattuck Gallery is pleased to open its 2013 season with Maria Walker and Charles Miller, an exhibit of abstract paintings. Guest curator McMahon shares two of New York’s emerging artists with our Southcoast New England audience.

Maria Walker’s work displays the tension between complete control and randomness. While chance, time and intuition are the driving forces of Walker’s painting process, she intercepts the chaos with carefully controlled elements such as unique polygonal stretcher bar compositions or the implementation of everyday systems such as the calendar or the color spectrum. Her process involves pouring hand-mixed pigments on to canvas, and then stretching the resulting compositions over irregularly shaped frames.

Charles Miller takes visual notes from observations of nature in Maine back to his New York Studio. Miller obsessively layers simple elements dissected from his sketches onto canvas. He is inspired by his experience of the natural world, but guided by design principles and a painterly language.

Guest curator Henry McMahon is a painter, teacher, writer and art critic living and working in Long Island City, Queens. This is his curatorial debut, read his exhibition essay here.

"vibrant"- Don Wilkinson, Standard Times April 6, 2013. Read the full review here.

Charles Miller

BA Ithaca College 1991

MFA New York Studio School 1994

Vermont Studio Center 1991


The New York Studio School, New York, NY, 1994

The Painting Center, New York, NY, 1995

The Drawing Center, New York, NY 1996

The Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME, 1994-2004

The Revolving Museum, Boston, MA, 1996-1998

Synchronicity Space, New York, NY, 2001

Maria Walker

MFA, Tyler School of Art

BA, Brown University (visual art and poetry)

Recent exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Diego

Attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011

2012 solo show at John Davis Gallery reviewed as a Critic’s Pick on

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