Harland Miller returns to Yorkshire
Clear your diaries, Yorkshire-born artist Harland Miller is returning to York for his largest solo exhibition to date, and it’s not to be missed.
Following an outstanding year of visual arts in Yorkshire, which saw the first Yorkshire Sculpture International take place during the summer, 2020 is getting off to an equally as impressive start.
Featuring both new and existing works, Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once will welcome perhaps Miller’s best-known series, the 'Penguin Book Covers' and the 'Pelican Bad Weather Paintings', to York Art Gallery.
York – So Good They Named It Once 2009, Harland Miller, oil on canvas, © Harland Miller. Photo © White Cube (Stephen White)
These works directly refer to the artist’s relationship to York, the city in which he grew up, as well as making wider references to the culture and geography of Yorkshire as a whole.
In addition to his dust jacket paintings, the artist will also present works from his recent 'Letter Painting' series. These canvases are made up of overlaid letters to form short words or acronyms in a format inspired by the illuminated letters of medieval manuscripts.
The exhibition will run from 14 February – 31 May 2020. For more information click here.
Grimsby – The World is Your Whelk 2006, Harland Miller, oil on canvas, © Harland Miller. Photo © White Cube (Stephen White)
Hell... We've Had an Awful Time Getting Here 13 2017, Harland Miller, oil on canvas, © Harland Miller. Photo © White Cube (George Darrell)
Ace 2017, Harland Miller, oil paint on canvas, © Harland Miller. Photo © White Cube (George Darrell)