‘Matt Miller: Transitions Spaces Series 10.1’ Combining Metal, Wood


Photo of a piece of Matt Miller's artwork titled "Tapped In" created in 2010.

Matt MillerTapped In 2010

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 4, 2010 — “Matt Miller: Transitions Spaces Series 10.1” opens March 19 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 4-8 p.m. March 31 with a gallery talk by the artist at 5 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through May 30.

Miller’s exhibition in the Transition Spaces Series consists of roughly 10 sculptures incorporating metal and wood.  This new body of work expresses and represents the human experience as it relates to the artist’s life, family and relationships. 

Miller uses the figure as a base to manipulate the human form into simplistic three-dimensional silhouettes. The gentle curves of the figures invoke the soft and subtle line of the human skin.  The sculptural forms of line and edges are then penetrated and surrounded by the hard edges of steel. These same lines and edges and the merging of metal and wood evoke, for Miller, the visual memory of human interaction based on metaphorical stories of his life and experiences.

Miller earned his bachelor of science and master of art degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. 

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. on weekends. For additional information, visit www.semo.edu/museum/ or call (573) 651-2260.