DANBURY, Conn. -- The Western Connecticut State University Department of Art will present a retrospective celebration spanning 40 years of creative works in sculpture and mixed media by New York artist J. Pindyck Miller.
The an exhibition is running from Thursday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 6 at the university’s Visual and Performing Arts Center in Danbury.
An opening reception for the show, "J. Pindyck Miller Decades, A Retrospective: Sculpture, Wall Reliefs and Works on Paper,” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery at the arts center.
Miller will also discuss his work at two Art Gallery events during the exhibition, including a “Conversation with the Artist” forum from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 and an “Artist Talk” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Admission will be free to all exhibition events, and the public is invited to attend. Gallery hours for viewing of the exhibition will be from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Registrations to attend the free reception may be made at the VPAC events Web page at www.wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com .
Miller — who resides in Brewster, N.Y. — has exhibited extensively at museums, academic institutions and galleries across the United States, participating in more than 30 solo and over 50 group shows. Miller’s diverse creative work has been showcased in shows at the Gruenebaum Gallery, the Maxwell Davidson Gallery, the Rose Fried Gallery and other New York locations, as well as sites in Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Illinois and California.
Miller’s work combines steel and aluminum, as well as personal symbols, to create pieces that fit together like a puzzle in works that have a substantial physical presence and display meticulous artistic craft in a quest to achieve precision, perfection and permanence. The use of abstract geometric forms in many of his works reflects the influences of early 20th century movements in the arts such as constructivism and De Stijl (The Style) as well as forms found in the natural world and in human constructions.
The Visual and Performing Arts Center is on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury.
For more information, call the Department of Art at (203) 837-8403 or (203) 837-8889, or the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.
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