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Allison Miller, Hand, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 35 × 35".

Allison Miller, Hand, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 35 × 35".

Allison Miller

The Pit

The six paintings in Allison Miller’s “C A P R R I U S,” her second solo outing at the Pit, preserve certain elements of her earlier work, spindly tracery and webs chief among them. Drips, black on black and goopy in the upper-left corner of Sister (Gemini) and in the upper right of Sister (Capricorn) (all works 2019), are a hallmark. So are arrows: Two, registered in thin black contours and ending in sharp tips, hold together the overlapping rectangular color blocks of Curl Arch like looping seams or the rings of a spiral notebook. Others—such as those that fill the round cartoon thought bubble of Shell, where the chunky red- and black-outlined arrows ram into semicircular forms that resemble crudely drawn ears—are more graphic. These darts point (rather literally and self-consciously) to their own compositional operations and to the clumsy registration of early computer programs such as

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