Looking Machines showcases sculptures, wall reliefs, and works on paper by artist J. Pindyck Miller, opening December 1, 2014

Longtime Putnam County resident J. Pindyck Miller will exhibit 32 works at Vassar’s Palmer Gallery. His show, Looking Machines, opens on Monday, December 1. An artist’s reception will be held in the gallery on Thursday, December 4, 5:00pm. There will also be a gallery talk with Miller on Saturday, December 6, 1:00pm.

A sculptor who works primarily in wood and metal, Miller is showing steel, aluminum and wood sculptures, mixed media wall reliefs, and works on paper in Looking Machines. Miller says the names come to him only after the works are completed. “A work of art maintains its own mystery,” he said. “It’s a conversation between the viewer and the work.”

Educated at Middlebury College and the Brooklyn Museum School, Miller has been exhibiting his art for nearly 50 years. One of his large-scale sculptures is on permanent view at Middlebury; he was the first alumnus chosen to have a major sculpture on the campus.

Retrospective exhibitions of Miller’s work have been organized by the State University of New York, Albany, the Mid Hudson Art and Science Center, Stamford Center for the Arts and the Hammond Museum in Westchester. His work has been shown at numerous galleries in New York City. His large-scale sculptures have been on view at Storm King Art Center and the Wilderstein Historic Site, among other venues. Miller’s art works can also be found in the collections of several major corporations and in private collections throughout the United States.

Looking Machines will be on view at the Palmer Gallery through December 23.

The Palmer Gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 11 am -6 pm, but calling ahead to the Office of Campus Activities is recommended.  The gallery is closed on Sunday.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, November 13, 2014