Lyn Miller

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Lyn Miller’s work is rooted in the fascination evoked by media imagery, but her style is ambivalent rather than aggressively rhetorical. The seven works in her recent show (all from 1987) are figurative, combining the techniques of propaganda, advertising, and religious iconography, sometimes rather uneasily. In 1982–83 Miller worked in the studios of Robert Longo and Andy Warhol, and, since returning to the South, she has been developing an idiom that bends the strategies of Pop and appropriation toward her own concerns.

Amok is a two-part work in which Miller juxtaposes revolutionary realism and advertising illusionism: on the left, three raised arms hold two wrenches and a rifle above a flaming bottom edge, while, on the right, a highly realistic fudge brownie is suspended against a cream-colored background. She describes it as representing her “addiction to brownies and the fight against

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