HackelBury Fine Art, London presents «Deep Time» a solo exhibition of new work by Garry Fabian Miller in which he contemplates our existence with the unknown and our ability to take chances and evolve as a species.
During the first lockdown in spring 2020 Fabian Miller spent time deeply immersed in the landscape of his native Dartmoor. With life on hold he reflected on his relationship with photography, the end of cibachrome and his beloved darkroom and considered his direction going forward as an artist and how to navigate changing times.
Citing Charles Darwin as ´the colossus in my life´ and talking about photography as an evolutionary medium, he set out to glory in the demise of the darkroom whilst embracing the opportunity for change and adaptation that it brings.
“To be alive is to evolve and fulfil your potential as a species. Those that survive will be those most open and responsive to change and willing to make themselves vulnerable and take chances”.
This maximum exposure to life and what it brings, both individually and collectively, enables Garry Fabian Miller to ask existential questions about his purpose in life. He talks about ‘the act of witness at the beginning and end of the day being central to my life´ and this new work affirms his belief in bringing the core elements of colour and light from nature into his work “to make visible things that are invisible”.
In a sense Fabian Miller paints music and creates abstract compositions in which form and repetition create a rhythm and movement, where the edges of two different colours merge to create a third colour. This ‘in-between place’ or space between the sound resonates and weaves light together to create new pulsating tones. Miller´s recent and ongoing exploration of the colour palette from cibachrome reflects this musical analogy in which notation is built up to create layering that produces a musical harmony and balance.
Fabian Miller´s fundamental belief in nature as the fabric of the earth underpins all his work and allows him to leave space for chance to intervene. His daily immersion in the cycle of life formed by the sun rise and the sun set and the interplay between light and darkness sits at the heart of all his work. This ritualistic exploration of the primordial qualities of light and dark, day and night, the circle and the square, nature and thought, land and sky provides an infinite source of inspiration and produces his poetry of colour in which his work becomes a manifestation of his way of life.
Garry Fabian Miller: Deep Time
May 5th – July 2nd, 2021
HackelBury Fine Art
4 Launceston Place, London W8 5RL