Annie Miller’s paintings abound with slippages and reflections and explore the erotics of the gaze. Smells like Marcelle includes large-scale paintings, a video installation, and a site-specific wall drawing. Here, fragments of vision separate and mirror themselves, switch angles, saturate and bleed color. As one moves between the paintings and videos, motifs recur like fetishes or obsessions; the careful eye might capture a moment of familiarity or a sense of déjà vu. In her wall drawing, the gesture of a grand pair of disembodied hands offers an invitation to look behind the curtain at a private world within.

Artist Bio:

Annie Miller’s work explores a space of sensuality and desire: the longing to touch, to penetrate, to hold and make contact, and the inherent failure or displacement of this longing. Miller earned an MFA in Painting from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from California State University Fullerton in 2011. She has exhibited throughout the country and currently lives and works in Austin, Texas, where she is a lecturer in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University.