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Victoria Loren Miller's Liquid Cities Light Up George Billis Gallery's The Citscape Show II'
by Priscilla Frank
A sequined gown sweeping across a freshly polished floor, street lights squiggling from the view of the driver's seat, urban imagery gets an abstract expressionist touch with Victoria Miller's painterly lens. The Bay Area-born artist incorporates the influence of emotive painters like Richard Diebenkorn and Nathan Oliveira in her photographs of overlooked and unassuming moments, turning random fleeting moments into swells of vibrant intensity.
"It’s about that precise moment in time," Miller says, "capturing the essence of something that’s elusive; here, then gone... never to occur in the exact same way again." She channels aesthetic influence at a pace as restless as the scenes she depicts. Her dreamy couture visions recall John Singer Sargent's sartorial odes while the tunnel-vision shots could be stills from a Wong Kar Wei film.
For anyone who has lived in Los Angeles, Miller's work presents a vision of a common fleeting feeling, when a regular night turns cinematic and you swear there should be a theme song playing as you zoom down the slick city streets.
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O P E N S T U D I O
Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14 , 11 - 6pm
V I C T O R I A L O R E N M I L L E R
"Catching Cab", NYC 2012
54" x 42" photo on brushed aluminum
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OPENING RECEPTION: JULY 14, 5—8 PM
Victoria Loren Miller's art in "CityScape" show at George Billis Gallery/LA
July 14 - September 1
40" x 40" photo on brushed aluminum
GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY/ LA
2716 S. La Cienega Blvd. Culver City, Los Angeles CA 90034