Garry Fabian Miller
Garry Fabian Miller & Edmund de Waal
Saturday 22 September until Saturday 29 September 2007
(during these dates the gallery will be open everyday from 10am - 5pm)
Preview: Bloody Marys will be served at the gallery from 12-3pm on Saturday 22 September - all welcome.
The seventh of our year long series of 26 pairings presents new bodies of work by the camera-less photographer Garry Fabian Miller and the potter Edmund de Waal - although potter seems a somewhat inadequate description of an artist whose work most usually takes the form of large scale composite sculptures and installation pieces, such as A Change in the Weather, a shimmering, shifting mass of glazes and forms currently on show at his groundbreaking exhibition at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA).
De Waal is also a distinguished writer and lecturer and this pairing celebrates a very real collaboration by the two artists with the publication of Year One, a new book published by the Ingleby Gallery devoted to Fabian Miller's most recent work, with an introductory essay by de Waal. In it he notes:
"Year One is the record of an artist's passage through a year. Every day for twelve months Garry Fabian Miller worked in the darkroom of his studio on the edge of Dartmoor to create a daily image. Each new image related to the previous days work, each image generating a change, sometimes gentle, sometimes radical. Year One is structured around these twelve months, each one named from the Celtic calendar. This is not some whimsical attempt to give spiritual significance to the work, but an abstracting device, a way of distancing us from literality. This record of a year, a skein of days unfolding, is remarkable".
Miller's year amounted to a grand total of 96 works, eight from each month. One example of each has been gathered together in a bespoke collector's cabinet: a free standing set of twelve walnut drawers, each revealing the work within. Around Fabian Miller's work will be displayed the new work that de Waal has made in four wall-mounted, lacquered cabinets; each with a closed door that opens to reveal the treasures within. Titled North, North West the work takes some of its inspiration from the light and structure of Miller's work.
The new 128 page case-bound book with images of all 96 works in the Year One series is published by Ingleby Gallery on 22 September 2007 in an edition of 1,000 copies, and is priced at £30.00
Garry Fabian Miller & Edmund de Waal Press Release as pdf-File 45,8 KB
For further information on the exhibition or the Year Onebook, please contact Daniel Smernicki on 0131 556 4441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.