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Works by Stacey D. Miller featured in local art exhibit

Monotypes and paintings by Stacey D. Miller on view through Dec. 2 at Paseo Originals Art Gallery.
BY JOHN BRANDENBURG Modified: November 16, 2012 at 1:05 am •  Published: November 18, 2012

Most surrealistic of all, and nearly bizarre yet intriguing, are an acrylic and an oil painting of nude human figures with arbitrary, almost collagelike bird heads from the “Bird-Brained Barbie Series.”

A nude, bird-headed woman, on a round, prickly purple seat, seems trapped in her own limbo-like “Soul Asylum,” despite a sculptural open door, inviting her to join a bird on the wing outside it, in the acrylic.

Strange, too, and bordering on fantasy, is Miller's oil of two nude, bird-headed, “Star Crossed” ballet dancers, holding a difficult pose, their muscular bodies emerging dramatically from the dark background.

The Miller exhibit is highly recommended during its run through Dec. 2, along with a show of modern neo-primitive jewelry by Zeke and Marty Zewick of Edom, Texas. Miller will offer a painting demonstration from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. A reception is planned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30.

— John Brandenburg