Our Invisible Neighbors, An Exhibition of Paintings by Daniel Miller
As part of its bi-monthly exhibition series, Nevada Humanities will present Our Invisible Neighbors from February 2 through March 29, 2017. This exhibition will feature paintings by Daniel Miller from his Third World America” series of oil paintings of Las Vegas homeless residents.
The Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series showcases the work of Nevada artists, writers, photographers, and other creative thinkers who explore and articulate a sense of place in the Silver State. Daniel Miller created the Third World America series of paintings with the purpose of calling attention to the surge of homeless populations in the U.S.
“The purpose of exploring this subject visually is to help increase awareness of this national crisis and hopefully generate understanding and engage the viewer to become involved in homeless outreach. It is my goal to give the “invisible” a presence and voice through my art,” says Miller.
“Those of us who are more fortunate in our economic status find it all too easy to look away and pretend that we are not connected. It is my goal to produce images that are visually compelling enough to overcome the initial visceral discomfort of this subject while still depicting the stark reality and yet avoiding sugar coating or romanticizing. I want us to see ourselves,” says Miller.
An artist reception and opportunity to meet the artist will be held on Thursday, February 9, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, from 6 - 9 p.m., with the artist talk scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
“Nevada Humanities seeks to engage conversation in a wide range of topics and issues that are relevant to all Nevadans” says Christina Barr, executive director of Nevada Humanities. “The work of Daniel Miller brings to light the faces and lives of our neighbors and encourages us to reflect more deeply on our community as a whole.”
The Nevada Humanities Program Gallery is located at 1017 S. First Street, #190, Las Vegas, in the Art Square Garden Courtyard downtown within the 18b Arts District. The Program Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Preview Thursdays and the first Friday of each month.
For more information about Nevada Humanities, call 702-800-4760 or visit nevadahumanities.org.