Drawing upon memory and research, Steven Millar explores particular sites in the built environment. He distills and recreates these places, exploring architecture, nature, structure, and design. The final forms of his work include model-like sculptures, large public constructions, installations, and works on paper.
Whether he presents urban or suburban locations, certain themes have remained constant: the complicated intersection of the built world, society, and nature, ideas of home and community, and the collisions of development. Millar’s art ultimately probes the relationship between particular spaces and individual identity, how we inhabit a space and how a space inhabits us.
In New York City, Millar recently exhibited at Socrates Sculpture Park, the Dorsky Gallery, Wave Hill, Smack Mellon, and Exit Art. His work has been exhibited at venues across the US including the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Artspace, New Haven, CT; the Islip Art Museum’s Carriage House, Islip, NY; the New Art Center, Newton, MA; and Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA. Millar is currently a Special Editions Resident at the Lower East Side Printshop and previously was selected for residencies in Paris, Illinois, and Georgia.
During his Swing Space residency, Millar, creating small model-like sculptures and a series of collaged works on paper, will explore the built landscape of Governors Island.
Featured Image Photo Credit: courtesy of the artist