DRAW ME A SHEEP: NEW WORKS BY DAN MILLER
PopEye/Survival Kit, Suite 303
78th Street Studios
1305 W. 80th St.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Opening Reception, 5 - 9 pm March 17th
PopEye Gallery proudly presents new works by Dan Miller in our second Solo exhibition of 2017. Miller is no stranger to Cleveland or its art scene, as Rotten Meat Gallery founder and Rust Belt Welder Miller has left marks all over town. Born in 1980 and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dan Miller is largely a self taught artist working in many mediums most primarily acrylic and watercolor. He has been working and selling in Northeast Ohio for the last 16 years. With a penchant for illustration heavy work he evokes a whimsy in often heavy or dark subject matter. Dan is also the author of several unpublished children's books, and has found comfort in the genre.
“Any good children’s book isn’t just for children,” Miller says. “When I think of great children’s books, I think of The Little Prince, which I still read. Writing a children’s book, you have to be succinct: You have to nail something esoteric or emotional in a limited amount of time, and it’s the combination of the words and the art that really makes it powerful.” said Dan Miller in a Cool Cleveland interview in 2011
Draw Me a Sheep, is the first solo exhibition of Miller's Le Petit Prince paintings, all created during the past year.
"This exhibition is an attempt to do my own interpretation of my favorite book. This book holds a special place in my heart I feel it keeps me grounded and gives me hope in the darkest of times. The Little Prince is beloved the world over having been translated into over 250 languages. It is a tale of exploration and self-discovery and above all else a reminder of how easily “matters of consequence” can obfuscate the simple truths all around us. It asks us to pause and remember to slow down and appreciate those things most dear both small and large. The Little Prince also reminds us of the lonely journey of childhood, that we spend an enormous time in pursuit of ourselves, that service to others, or love, can shape us enormously."
An opening reception for Draw Me a Sheep takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 17 during Third Friday at 78th Street Studios. The exhibition remains on view thru March by appointment. Immediately following the reception, local musician and co-founder of Survival Kit Brian Straw presents free performances by local bands and musicians in the gallery.
PopEye Gallery is located in Suite 303 on the third floor of 78th Street Studios. As always, all Third Friday events are free and open to the public. For more information about PopEye Gallery, visit popeyegallery.com. For more info on Dan Miller and his work, visit DanielMillerart.com more of his work "Tumors and Storms" can be seen at Coquette Patisserie in Uptown 11607 Euclid Ave.