Fuck Art, Let’s Dance and Fuck Dancing, Let’s Fuck by Harland Miller
Writer and artist Harland Miller explores the relationship between words and images and the process of producing meaning in his paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works. Interested in canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe and Ernest Hemingway, Mr. Miller pointedly combines text and images to comment on the frequent disconnect between representation and reality. For one series of paintings (select work from such, above), he transformed canvases into satirical Penguin book covers, inventing keenly witty titles, such as If the Phone Don’t Ring - It’s Me and Too Cool to Die, to send up classical literary motifs.
The (often torturous) process of writing itself is the subject of another series, in which Mr. Miller covers vintage typewriters with splashes of paint, giving the works titles like Writing is easy - all you do is feed in a sheet of white A4 paper and stare at it till your forehead bleeds [here].