Gustaf Miller thinks small in new Center for Spiritual Care exhibition

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Gustaf Miller will show new paintings and collages Dec. 4-31 at the Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach.  The exhibition will be on view by appointment only to ensure adherence to state and CDC Covid guidelines.  Arrangements can be made by calling 772-567-1233.

By Gus Miller

The idea for Miller’s exhibition came from a casual conversation a year ago, says Center director Carol Ludwig.  “A friend remarked on the power of one of Miller’s collages despite its smallness.  That sparked a full twelve months of work by Gus to produce a show of small works defined by the same energy as his larger ones.”  

Miller’s work, large or small, is marked not only by energy but by a sense of calm.  “The way he balances these two forces is unique,” says Ludwig.  “And it’s very beautiful.”

Miller’s paintings include collages, acrylic on panels, watercolors, and mixed medias.  His subjects are taken from sketchbooks put together over several years.  They include barns, boxes, ships, figures, and faces. 

“His subjects are familiar but he infuses every one of them with its own personality so they take on a new significance,” Ludwig says.  “He’s a very innovative painter.”

The Center for Spiritual Care is located at 1550 24th Avenue, two blocks north of the Main Library.  Visitors are requested to call 772-567-1233 to set up an appointment to view the show.  Masks and distancing are required.

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