Things To Say At Night
Reading by Julia Bland
Sunday October 15th 6-8pm
Join us for an evening of reading and cooking by Julia Bland, in conjunction with her solo exhibition Things To Say At Night. Julia will be serving her home-made soup and reading "Part II: Time Passes" from Virginia Wolf's To The Light House. Things To Say At Night is a solo exhibition of new works by Julia Bland organized by MILLER in collaboration with Stellar Projects. The exhibition is on view until October 29th.
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The shapes I use come from the loom, my body, history, from use and reuse. Like the way a memory becomes a story, through unconscious sifting and longing. Meaning rises as the shape of your hands, or light through the trees. Stories are woven from these fragments. They have their own aim in mind: to warn, to revel, to end.
Things To Say At Night pursues darkness. At night, edges soften, lines are crossed, secrets flow. Images appear in shadows. Dreams unwind the day’s constant turning. Eternally bound and distinct, they pour their contents from one glass to the other, altering the clear shape of thought. As apparent clarity falls deeper into shadow, these works seek night as the equal half of day.
Julia Bland earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, and her MFA from Yale in 2012. She has been an artist in residence at The Sharpe-Walentas Space Program, Lighthouse Works, Yaddo, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has been awarded The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship, The Carol Scholsberg Memorial Prize, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust Travel Fellowship, and the Florence Leif Award. She has exhibited with On Stellar Rays, The NYU Institute of Fine Arts, and Asya Geisberg Gallery in NYC, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, CES Gallery in Los Angeles, Porsesh Institute(Anahita Gallery) in Tehran, and Motus Fort in Tokyo.
Image: Spine; Wicked Listen; The Kettle Black (detail), 2017, 25 x 60 x 3 inches, Burnt canvas, linen threads, denim, ink, oil paint. Courtesy the artist and MILLER.