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
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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