SELECT COMMENTS

Select Comments about Jason Miller from important members of the national and international art community:

 

A curious, spidery creature dances or swims or floats through every one of these gorgeously obsessive paintings and drawings:  a kind of flamingo octopus or a flaming sun or a long-finned fish.  What is it?  A kind of dancing alter ego?  A figment of Miller¹s imagination living in imagination¹s mansion.  Obsession is often the way to artistic truth.
—Sarah Arvio, 2014

Excerpted from The Oxford American, Visual South Issue 76, March 2012

 

“The most prosaic things to write about Jason Miller are that he is a native of Memphis and earned his MFA in photography in 2010 at the University of Memphis.  Those words will not prepare you to encounter either the man or his work. Jason Miller is a photographer, poet, philosopher, muralist, performance artist and multimedia visual impresario extraordinaire and force of nature. His work incorporates his own and appropriated layered and colliding images that critique and celebrate art, religion and contemporary life as it falls under his restless and cheerful scrutiny.”

—Leslie Luebbers, Director, Art Museum of the University of Memphis


 

Excerpted from Art Takes Swipe At Corporatism, Go Memphis: Commercial Appeal, May 27th, 2011

 

“The most terrifying work in the exhibition, perhaps because it is the simplest contrivance, is, again, the diptych called "Corporate Communion." In the panel on the right, a "businessman-priest," glowing eerily blue like a demon and surrounded by smoke, offers a communion wafer that is really the bright red and now ubiquitous Target logo. On the left side, a young woman, also glowing blue and with her hair spread behind her as if it were a bursting galaxy, takes the Target "eucharist" on her tongue and appears to gag and choke. No corporate names are necessary nor jangling maelstrom of pop culture images; here, less is far, far more.”

—Fredric Koeppel, Art Critic, Courtesy of The Commercial Appeal


 

Excerpted from the essay Remarks on Two of Jason Miller’s Photographs , 2009

“The spires of a gothic cathedral – St. Stephen’s in Vienna – are fading into oblivion in the background of a single picket of an iron fence, reminding us that those traceries of gothic masonry are actually intimidating, menacing, aggressive.”

—Till-Holger Borchert, Chief Curator Groeninge Museum and Arentshuis, Bruges


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