You're invited! Andrew Millar: Chasing Ghosts
Award winning Curious Duke Gallery are proud to present the first UK solo show of Polaroid transparency artist Andrew Millar, with Chasing Ghosts. The East London based gallery invites you to rejoice in all things retro glamour this April 2016.
East London’s Curious Duke Gallery is known for nurturing young talent into the bright stars of the art world: Andrew Millar is no exception. UK born Millar joined CDG last year and took the gallery by storm with his distinctive ethereal style. Hailed as a big hit at Moniker Art fair 2015, the artist creates the little known process of Polaroid collage transparencies with finesse and vintage beauty. If you haven’t seen his back catalogue yet, you will soon be falling in love with his latest collection, Chasing Ghosts.
Following the closure of the Polaroid company in 2008, Polaroid artists were thrown into despair over their future; never has a modern art form been cut off so abruptly. That was until the Impossible Project opened later that same year, with a renewed vigor and enthusiasm rippling through the art form. Enter Andrew Millar. The artist seized the opportunity to show the world the potential of the Polaroid, with his black and gold collaged layers of paint and photography, and aren’t we glad that he did.
Breathing new life into vintage imagery, like his forebears such as Andy Warhol before him, Millar collects from markets and antique dealers, the artist revives forgotten faces with his little known process of Polaroid collage transparencies. Millar explains how “When I produce the pieces I use a lot of old facial imagery so whilst lifting the polaroid and applying the gold it kind of brings them back.” It is the final touches of these artworks that create experimental images that call to filmmaking of the 1960s and beyond, with layers of black and gold giving a touch of Hollywood glamour.
Curious Duke Gallery is proud to present Andrew Millar: Chasing Ghosts
PV 7 April 6-9pm
7- 30 April 2016
173 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JT
Open Monday-Friday 11:30-6:30, Saturday 12-4
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